Roger Merton Day

Left and Right: Roger circa, 1973

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: October 4, 1973

Missing From: Porter, Oxford County, Maine

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: November 4, 1958

Age: 14 years old

Height and Weight: 5’7″ and 130 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Male, Brown hair, Hazel eyes, Roger previously injured the tip of his middle finger after it got crushed in an accident

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A denim jacket, a purple sweatshirt, a pair of jeans, and sneakers

NCMEC Number: 1210215

Details of Disappearance

Roger Day was last seen in Porter, Maine on October 4th 1973. He ate breakfast with his siblings that morning after their mother left for work. They were each supposed to catch the school bus in order to reach school that morning but Roger said he was gonna skip school that day and head for the Fryeburg Fair.

Roger was last seen walking towards the fair. It’s unclear whether he actually made it to the fair or not but he’s never been seen or heard from again. He was reported missing by his father a day after he was last seen. Investigators don’t know what happened to him.

Rogers sister, Leigh Weeks, does not believe her brother made it to the fair that day. She also does not believe Roger is alive as it’s been so long and he would’ve probably contacted his family by now. Their father spent every year searching the fair for him. He originally believed that Roger went off with the carnival workers but was still somewhere nearby.

Leigh believes a pedophile who lived down the road from Rogers home at the time was responsible. She believes the man was possibly the reason Roger had behavioral problems at home before his disappearance. Investigators have found no evidence of the mans involvement in Rogers case or that foul play was involved. The man was accused of various sexual assaults.

In 2013, investigators searched the property the pedophile owned on Route 25. They only found old animal bones but no trace of Roger.

At the time of his disappearance, Roger was described as having a strong personality and loved life. He was known to be stubborn and reluctant to do his chores but his family doesn’t think he left on his own accord. His disappearance remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

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

Maine State Police 207-657-3030

Source Information

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Maine State Police

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