Left: David circa, 1975
Right: Age Progressed to age 48
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: April 7, 1975
Missing From: New Lisbon, Burlington County, New Jersey
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: October 9, 1962
Age: 12 years old
Height and Weight: 5’0″ and 113 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African American Male, Black hair, Brown eyes, David is mentally disabled and has epileptic seizures; he is required to take daily medication for his condition but did not have his medicine with him at the time of his disappearance, he has previously fractured his left femur
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A small blue corduroy jacket, a dark colored polo shirt, a pair of striped pants, David was known to be wearing a protective seizure helmet at the time of his disappearance
NCMEC Number: 817398
Details of Disappearance
David was last seen in New Lisbon, New Jersey on April 7th 1975. He was in the company of his roommate, Steven Anderson. Both boys were students at the New Lisbon State School for mentally challenged males. The school was located just off Highway 72.
The two boys were last seen walking towards their home on campus at approximately 4:30 pm after they played on a nearby ball field with some of the staff members. The boys never arrived to their home and were never seen or heard from again.
Apparently the boys weren’t the only students at the school to disappear without a trace. 5 years after they disappeared in 1982, a man named Kenneth Schweighart vanished after he left campus. Investigators have found no proof that the cases are connected and all three are missing under unknown circumstances.
The New Lisbon State School is now coed and known as the New Lisbon Developmental Center. The two boys have never been found and the case remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
New Lisbon Human Services Police 609-633-1935