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: White 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.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Pinal County Sheriffs Office 520-866-5111