MP of the week: Byron Page

This week’s featured missing person is Byron Eric Page, a seventeen-year-old boy who disappeared from Los Angeles, California on January 29, 1992. He was last seen at the bus stop, on the way to visit a music warehouse in West Hollywood. He apparently never arrived there and never came home.

There’s little evidence in his case, but there’s no reason to believe he left of his own accord. He was an excellent student, had already been accepted at a few colleges and was looking forward to getting his driver’s license, and had no apparent problems in his life. Foul play is suspected in his case, I think from lack of anything else that makes sense.

The most recent article I could find on his disappearance was from 2010. He sounds like a fine young man.

It’s been 28 years. What happened to Byron?

7 thoughts on “MP of the week: Byron Page

  1. Patrick Kerrigan November 17, 2020 / 11:16 pm

    If bugs me that in 1992, the police have a waiting period. I thought they got the message years before. Then we the investigator add him to NamUs, after a media inquiry.

    Here is a young man, who was very intelligent and would have accomplished a lot of things, yet the police blow it off.

    It makes me upset, especially when the first 48 hours are important in homicides. Here, they could have had a report made and traced his travels on the bus.

    • Meaghan November 18, 2020 / 5:45 am

      On Facebook someone made a page about Byron’s disappearance. There’s no new information but there was speculation on there that perhaps the police themselves were involved. I don’t know if LAPD officers still do this (and the department isn’t going to admit it if they do) but I guess back then some officers had a habit of picking up men they knew or suspected were gang members, roughing them up and then dropping them off deep in a rival gang’s territory so their lives would be in danger. The theory is that perhaps officers saw Byron, racially profiled him as a gang member cause he was a young black man, and subjected him to the kidnap-beating-dropoff treatment and something happened along the way to cause his disappearance.

  2. . November 19, 2020 / 12:06 am

    My first thought goes to the person his mom chose to call.

  3. Patrick Kerrigan November 19, 2020 / 2:42 pm

    I don’t think that Byron looks like a gang banger to me. However, I have concerns about him traveling by bus to the warehouse. But, he routinely went there without a problem.

    But, then, I was allowed to travel by bus to downtown Chicago, when I was younger then him.

    But, then there was no serious street gangs like the Bloods and Crips around mine time. However, if he had been picked up and dumped in a gang area, we most likely would had found his body by now.

    What about him being targeted by some serial killer who was passing through that area.

    We have Richard Davis, driving through Missoula, Montana, who has nothing else to do, except kidnap a young child, and then kills her.

    • Meaghan November 21, 2020 / 2:11 pm

      Erm… maybe. The original article at https://www.miamiherald.com/article247259544.html says that victim COULD have been Karen, or she could have been Mary Brosley (who was also on my site, is now resolved as her remains were identified in 2018), or she could have been someone else altogether.

  4. DJ November 21, 2020 / 2:51 pm

    He is one of ten individuals featured in Soul Asylum’s song “Runaway Train” in the 1990s that still remains missing.
    I’ve always thought that he may have been targeted by street gangs because of what he was wearing.

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