George Barksdale

Left: George circa, 1969

Right: Age Progressed to age 54

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: April 21, 1969

Missing From: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: February 10, 1965

Age: 4 years old

Height and Weight: 2’6″ and 33 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: African American Male, Black hair, Brown eyes, George has a birthmark on his left calf and his nickname is “Sputnik”

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red/blue/white pullover polo shirt, red/blue corduroy pants, and black sneakers with red stripes on the bottom

NCMEC Number: 1182519

Details of Disappearance

George was last seen in Baltimore, Maryland on April 21st 1969. He was last seen playing in the steps of the United Church House of Prayer for All People at Preston Street and Argyle Avenue between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm. He disappeared at some point and has never been seen or heard from since. Investigators believe that George was likely abducted by a non family member.

At the time of his disappearance, George spoke well and knew the addresses and names of his relatives. He lived in the 1000 block of Argyle Avenue at the time of his presumed abduction. His case remains unsolved and there’s been no sign of him since 1969.

Investigating Agency

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

Baltimore Police Department 410-396-2525

Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network


The Baltimore Sun