MP of the week: Darren Rogers

This week’s featured missing person is Darren Conway Rogers, a 13-year-old boy who disappeared from Modesto, California on February 27, 1973. He was last seen walking to school that day. He never arrived there.

It always depresses me when I’ve got a long-ago case of a missing child or teenager and no real details. My guess is that, given the time period and Darren’s age, the police probably assumed he was a runaway and didn’t really investigate. Even now, there’s very little information and Darren isn’t even listed on the NCMEC site.

If still alive, Darren would be turning 63 in two weeks. He was tall for his age in 1973, six feet, and had plenty of growing years left, so if he’s still alive he might be more like 6’3 or 6’4. He has blond hair and he’s partially blind in his left eye.

Darren Rogers has been missing for almost fifty years.

I hope everyone is doing well. My husband is now covid-free and I never tested positive myself. Score one for the vaccines! I have stopped sleeping on the floor of my office and returned to the marital bed.

5 thoughts on “MP of the week: Darren Rogers

  1. SHEILA August 17, 2022 / 12:33 pm

    Unfortunately, because he was so tall, he may have fallen pretty to one of the several serial killers in that area who targeted young men in that time frame. What a shame no one really looked for him.

  2. Basil August 17, 2022 / 1:28 pm

    wondering if he’s possibly a victim of Randy kraft

    • Meaghan August 22, 2022 / 6:53 pm

      That didn’t occur to me but you may well be right. I know he got a 15-year-old and a tall 13-year-old could pass for that age.

      • Basil August 23, 2022 / 11:36 am

        Larry Dean Williams seems like another possible victim

  3. Sonya August 21, 2022 / 9:48 pm

    I’m glad you didn’t get Covid. 🙂

    It must have been frustrating and nightmarish for parents when law enforcement presumed their child was a runaway back then. Even if they actually were a runaway, they were still vulnerable to harm most times in that situation.

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