Left: Douglas circa, 1990
Right: Age Progressed image
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: June 7, 1990
Missing From: Rome, Oneida County, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: January 30, 1972
Age: 18 years old
Height and Weight: 5’10” and 160 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Male, Brown hair, Brown eyes
NCMEC Number: 747878
Details of Disappearance
Douglas was last seen with his friend and coworker, Mark Seelman, in Rome, New York on June 7th 1990. They were both last seen at DJ’s bar in the 6400 block of Martin Street. They left the bar at some point later in the morning.
Investigators believe that both men might have been en route to the Utica area of New York that night. Neither of them have ever been seen again since. It was originally theorized that the two left on their own accord. Mark wasn’t reported as a missing child for several days because his family naturally assumed he was staying with friends. Goodwin had problems with his parents at the time he went missing. He was known to be living a transient lifestyle at the time. Mark was also having problems with his girlfriend at the time.
Goodwins girlfriend does not believe either man ran away. She along with Marks family believe that Seelman and Goodwin both met with foul play on the night of their disappearance. Douglas didn’t take any of his belongings and never contacted his girlfriend again.
Witnesses from the bar said that Mark and Goodwin may have been seen getting into a green vehicle with an unidentified African American male. It’s unknown if this sighting is accurate or not but the young man remains unidentified. in 2001, a man stole Marks identity and social security number and used it in the state of Missouri.
At the time of his disappearance, Douglas was living a transient lifestyle. He left his home due to problems he had with his parents and as a result he moved in with his girlfriend and her mother for a few weeks in Utica, New York. Douglas was moving out though due to an argument he had with her. He has dropped out of high school and was enrolled in a graphic arts programs at the Madison-Oneida Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
Douglas’s disappearance remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
New York State Police 315-736-0121