Left: Steven circa, 1975
Right: Age Progressed to age 56
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: May 25, 1957
Age: 17 years old
Height and Weight: 5’9″ and 150 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Male, Brown hair, Blue eyes, Steven is moderately mentally disabled and has trouble with communicating, he is unable to care for himself, he has chicken pox scars on his abdomen and his upper front tooth was chipped at the time of his 1975 disappearance, he apparently fractured his right clavicle when he was a child and his nickname is “Teeve“
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue hooded jacket, a blue shirt, and blue pants
NCMEC Number: 815026
Details of Disappearance
Steven was last seen in New Lisbon, New Jersey on April 7th 1975. He was in the company of his roommate, David Williams. 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
Source Information ￼
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children