Jason Keith Cannon

Above: Jason circa, 1983

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: March 16, 1983

Missing From: Boise, Ada County, Idaho

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: May 27, 1980

Age: 2 years old

Height and Weight: 3’0″ and 37 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Male, Blonde hair, Brown eyes, Jason has two moles on his neck and possibly more located on his back, he has a 1-inch scar over his eye

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue/yellow shirt, blue bib overalls, and a pair of black sneakers

NCMEC Number: 1046694

Details of Disappearance

Jason was last seen in Boise, Idaho on March 16th 1983. He was last seen on the front porch of his family’s home, his mother was supervising him at the time and went to retrieve his jacket. When she returned, Jason had disappeared.

His mother was baking at the time and had the front door open and the curtains pulled away from the windows which allowed her to see him. He had just returned from playing with neighborhood children. She searched inside the home and outside before calling police.

Extensive searching took place for Jason after his disappearance. 50 to 75 police officers and volunteers combed the area around his home but found no trace of him anywhere. Water from the Sand Creek was diverted and it was swept with rakes. Divers also searched the creeks bottom but to no avail.

It’s possible that a toy bucket belonging to Jason was found about a third of a mile away from his home but this finding has not been substantiated by police. Investigators suspect that Jason was abducted by a non family member. They called off the search for him a few days after his disappearance under the assumption he was taken from the area.

Investigators do not believe someone whom Jason knew or was related to took him. There were multiple sightings of him after his disappearance but none of them were confirmed and investigators said it could’ve just been a child that resembles Jason.

Jason was described as somewhat shy but friendly at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

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

Boise Police Department 208-377-6606

Source Information

For The Lost

The Charley Project

The Doe Network


Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse

South Idaho Press 03/18/1983

South Idaho Press 03/20/1983

South Idaho Press 03/23/1983