Randy Doyle Parscale Jr.

Left and Center: Randy circa, 1979

Right: Age Progressed to age 43


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: April 7, 1979

Missing From: Oracle, Pinal County, Arizona

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: January 13, 1969

Age: 10 years old

Height and Weight: 4’6″ and 70 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Male, Brown hair, Blue eyes

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green jacket, Blue pants, and shoes with a bulls eye pattern in the soles

NCMEC Number: 603390


Details of Disappearance

Randy Parscale was last seen as he hiked with his grandfather and two brothers in Peppersauce Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains which is located near Oracle, Arizona on April 7th of 1979. He disappeared after wandering ahead of them and was never seen or heard from again.

Authorities commenced extensive searches for Randy and for nearly a week, over a hundred volunteers searched for him. No trace of him was ever found, however. One of the searchers who helped look for Randy died of a heart attack while searching for the boy.

Authorities initially theorized that Randy may have fallen down an abandoned mine shaft or had gotten lost in the mountains. A tracker was able to located the footprints of a child and they stopped at a dirt road. The footprints are believed to have belonged to Randy and investigators theorize he got into a vehicle at that point. Randy’s mother, Peggy Foley, believes that her son was abducted and she hopes he is located.

Randy’s disappearance remains unsolved and is classified as a non family abduction. His father and two grandfathers have since died.


Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Pinal County Sheriffs Office 520-866-5111


Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

NamUs

Tucson News