David Michael Borer

Left and Center: David circa, 1989

Right: Age Progressed to age 36


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: April 25, 1989

Missing From: Willow, Matanuska-Sustina Borough, Alaska

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: March 21, 1981

Age: 8 years old

Height and Weight: 4’0″ and 60 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White Male, Blonde hair, Blue eyes, David has scars under his right eye and above his left eye, his front teeth slightly protrude and he was known to be left handed at the time of his disappearance

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red coat, a green plaid shirt, green jeans, and Sorel winter boots with felt inserts

NCMEC Number: 722859


Details of Disappearance

David Borer was last seen in Willow, Alaska on April 25th 1989. He was last seen walking to Mile Marker 82 on Parks Highway at approximately 5:00 pm. The location is about 11 miles away from Willow. He was either going to a friends home or might have been going to play on the sandbar at the nearby Kashwitna River. The river was iced over at the time. He was reported as missing at 7:00 pm when he never returned home.

There were no holes on the ice of the river to indicate that someone fell through but the middle of the river was not iced over. The river was shallow and the current was swift. Search dogs that were used in the search traced David’s scent to Parks Highway. No other trace of him has been found and he was never seen or heard from again afterwards. Investigators have considered that he may have been abducted but have no evidence of any crime in David’s case.

At the time of his disappearance, David was a first grade student at Willow Elementary School. He was very independent for his age and at one point hitchhiked to Wasilla, Alaska, which was 30 miles away from Willow. He lived with his mother and siblings at the time he disappeared. His parents were divorced at the time. His mother gave birth to another son after his disappearance. The baby died accidentally about a few weeks after birth.

David’s disappearance remains unsolved and his case is classified as a non family abduction.


Investigating Agency

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

Alaska State Troopers 907-733-2256


Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

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