MP of the week: Clayton McCarter

This week’s featured missing person is Clayton Lynn McCarter, a 15-year-old boy who disappeared from the Potter Children’s Home in Bowling Green, Kentucky on January 15, 2014. He and another resident of the facility, 13-year-old Rodney Michael “Mikey” Scott, reportedly ran away together and haven’t been seen since.

Although the boys did apparently leave on their own and are still listed as runaways, there is significant reason to be concerned here: both boys left without any shoes, and Clayton has ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder, and is also mentally disabled with the capacity of a five-year-old. These were quite vulnerable boys. Less is known about Rodney, but Clayton’s disabilities make it unlikely that he could have survived on his own for even a week or two, never mind eight years and counting.

Clayton is white, 5’11 and 160 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes and a pierced left ear, though he wasn’t wearing an earring at the time of his disappearance. Rodney, also white, is 5’4 and 110 to 120 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. He has a small birthmark on his forehead. Clayton was last seen wearing a t-shirt over a collared shirt, pajama pants and socks. Rodney was wearing a black jacket and socks; I’ve got no info on his pants.

6 thoughts on “MP of the week: Clayton McCarter

  1. libraryjobber April 26, 2022 / 7:25 pm

    Aaron Sams’ details are in Monique Odom’s casefile.

    • Meaghan April 26, 2022 / 7:26 pm

      How did that happen? 🤦🏼‍♀️ Sorry, will fix. Thanks for informing.

  2. libraryjobber April 26, 2022 / 8:39 pm

    I don’t like to be petty, but Odom’s casefile still says “SAMS was last seen. . .” :0)

    • Meaghan April 26, 2022 / 8:39 pm

      Nothing petty about that. Brain just is broken today lol.

  3. Gomez Toth May 2, 2022 / 3:13 pm

    If I was in LE I would focus pretty much all my attention upon the people working at this Potter’s Children Home. Everything about this screams “inside job.”

    • Meaghan May 2, 2022 / 3:51 pm

      Maybe. But kids do run away from places like that all the time. My husband used to work at such a facility and they had runaways on the regular. Just never gone for as long as this.

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