Recovered Missing Children

The Recovered Page shows cases where the child has been located alive or deceased. The children on this page were once featured as missing on this website. Since they are no longer missing, their stories will be put on this page to show they were recovered and serve as a memorial for them if they were located as deceased.

Aundria Michelle Bowman

Left and Right: Alexis circa, 1989

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: March 11, 1989

Missing From: Hamilton, Allegan County, Michigan

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: June 23, 1974

Age: 14 years old

Recovered: February 4, 2020

Identified: March 11, 2020

Details of Disappearance 

Aundria was last seen in Hamilton, Michigan on March 11th 1989. Her birth name was Alexis Miranda Badger. She was believed to have left on her own accord from her adoptive parents home. For many years, her disappearance was classified as an endangered runaway until investigators started to suspect that foul play was involved.

Her adoptive father, Dennis Bowman, was the one who reported her as a runaway but his stories about her disappearance were inconsistent. In January of 2020, Dennis confessed to killing Alexis in March of 1989. He is currently awaiting trial for the 1980 murder of Kathleen Doyle in Virginia. On February 4th 2020, Investigators dug at Dennis’s residence and found Alexis’s remains buried under a cement slab in his backyard. She was identified on March 11th 2020.

Alexis previously accused Bowman of inappropriately touching her before her disappearance. He was charged with open murder, felony murder, first degree child abuse, and mutilation of a corpse in relation to Aundria’s death in May of 2020. Her real mother, Cathy, never gave up hope of finding her and bringing her justice. She has been searching for her daughter for decades.

In December of 2021, Dennis plead no contest to second degree murder in his adoptive daughter’s death and is currently awaiting sentencing.

Nicki Virginia Lee Elkins

Left and Right: Nicki circa, 1981

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: February 14, 1981

Missing From: Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: May 27, 1964

Age: 16 years old

Recovered: March 9, 1981

Identified: September 29, 2020

Details of Disappearance

Nicki was last seen in Miami, Florida on February 14th 1981. She left the home of a family member following an argument. She left with a suitcase and never returned home. She wasn’t reported missing until April 16th 1981, over two months after her disappearance.

Nicki was allegedly murdered a few weeks after her disappearance. On March 9th 1981, the body of an unidentified female was discovered floating face down in a small canal in Moore Have, Florida. It appeared as though she had died the day prior to her discovery. Her remains were unrecognizable and an identification couldn’t be established initially.

Witnesses at the time of the discovery recalled seeing the then-unidentified Nicki at the Uncle Joes Fish Camp or the Trucadero Bar in a Clewiston, Florida at the time of her murder. Investigators became aware of Nicki’s missing persons case in 2020 and were able to establish her identity on September 29th 2020. Her remains will be returned to her mother. Nicki’s murder remains unsolved.

Wanda Ann Herr

Left and Right: Wanda circa, 1969 and Wanda circa 1964

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: June 1, 1976

Missing From: Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: circa, 1957

Age: 19 years old

Recovered: August 2, 1986

Identified: October of 2020

Details of Disappearance

Wanda was last seen at a group home in Gresham, Oregon in June of 1976. That was the last known time she contacted her family and she was never heard from again afterwards. Wanda wasn’t reported as missing until over 40 years had passed in her disappearance and little is known about her life before her disappearance.

Investigators believe based off interviews that Herr was a chronic runaway and had done so several times before her final disappearance. There was no evidence of her existence after 1976. On August 2nd 1986, two Forest Service Workers found her remains near two roads off of Highway 26 in Government Camp, Oregon.

Only Wanda’s skull and a few other bones were found. It was unknown if the remains belonged to a young woman or a small male at the time of their discovery. It was initially estimated that the person died at some point between 1985 and 1986. In 2008, it was discovered that the remains belonged to a young woman who was between 17 and 30 years of age.

It was additionally found that the decedents remains were in the wooded area for approximately 10 years before being found which fit with the time frame in Wanda’s disappearance. It was announced in 2020 that the remains belonged to Wanda via DNA. It’s unclear how she died and the circumstances surrounding her death are unclear.

Kamelia Marie Spencer

Left and Right: Kamelia circa, 1999

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: December 20, 1999

Missing From: Palmdale, Los Angeles County, California

Classification: Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: January 7, 1997

Age: 2 years old

Recovered: January 2021

Identified: January 2021

Details of Disappearance

Kamelia was abducted by her non-custodial father, Derek Spencer, and her paternal grandmother, Helen Barbara Gruning, from Palmdale, California on December 20th 1999. She was found alive and safe in January 2021.

Judith Ann Chartier

Left and Right: Judith circa, 1982

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: June 5, 1982

Missing From: Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: August 12, 1964

Age: 17 years old

Recovered: November 3, 2021

Identified: November 5, 2021

Details of Disappearance

Judith was last seen in Chelmsford, Massachusetts on June 5th 1982. She disappeared after attending a party in Billerica, Massachusetts. She was attending the party with her Fiancé. They had been engaged for four months. During the party, They got into a fight which resulted in Judith driving him home and her returning to the party herself.

Witnesses told authorities and investigators that Judith left the party at approximately 2:00 am in her black 1972 or 1977 Dodge Dart. She was never seen or heard from again and her car was also never recovered at the time. For many years, foul play was suspected.

On November 2nd 2021, Massachusetts State Police and civilian divers located Judith’s vehicle in the Concord River and were able to positively match the car to her through the identification number. Sonar technology was used to find the vehicle which was located between approximately 50-57 yards off shore and in 8-10 feet of water.

A day after the cars discovery, a second search commenced which uncovered human skeletal remains and identification belonging to Chartier. The remains have been identified as Judith and the investigation into her death is ongoing. It’s unclear if foul play is still suspected.

Kyle Wade Clinkscales

Left and Center: Kyle circa, 1976

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: January 27, 1976

Missing From: LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: October 2, 1953

Age: 22 years old

Recovered: December 7, 2021

Identified: December 13, 2021

Details of Disappearance

Kyle was last seen in LaGrange, Georgia on January 27th 1976. He was last seen at the Moose Club at approximately 11:00 pm. He was a bar tender at the club and left the location to drive 35 miles away to Auburn University where he was a student. He never arrived there and has never been seen or heard from since.

At the time, Kyle was driving a White two door 1974 Pinto Runabout with the Georgia license plate number CEF-717 and the VIN number 4T11Y207954. The vehicle was not located for many years.

Authorities believed for many years that Clinkscales was murdered on the night of his disappearance. In 2005, a man called Kyle’s parents and stated that he witnessed the disposal of his body. The individual would have been a child when the disposal occurred and stated that his body was covered in concrete, stuffed in a barrel, and thrown into a pond on a private property.

The pond was searched but Clinkscales body was not found. The persons information led to the arrest of two individuals in relation to his disappearance. The first to be arrested was Jimmy Earl Jones whom was charged with concealing a death, hindering the apprehension of a criminal, and two counts of making false statements.

The next person to be arrested was Jeanne Pawlak Johnson. She was charged with concealing a death, making false statements, and obstruction of justice. Jones and Johnson have not been charged with killing Kyle but they are believed to have been involved in his death and disposal.

Authorities believe that the person who killed Kyle was a man named Ray Hyde. Authorities believe that Hyde and Kyle knew each other prior to his murder. Hyde was a member of the bar that Kyle worked at. It’s believed that Kyle was killed because he had knowledge of Hyde’s criminal activities at the time.

Jones would later reveal that on January 27th 1976, he arrived at Hyde’s home to find Kyle dead. He was killed by being shot to death. Jones helped in dragging Kyles body to Hyde’s shop before it was dumped on the pond.

Ray died in 2001, before that he told Jones that he went back to the pond and recovered Kyles body in the barrel before dumping it at another location. Jones served 9 years in prison for his role in Kyles death and has since been released.

On December 7th 2021, a man contacted police and reported he saw a vehicle sticking out of a creek in Cusseta, Alabama. Later during the same day, the vehicle was removed from the water and was determined to be the long lost car that Kyle was last seen driving in that night. The VIN number and the License plate linked the vehicle to his name.

Inside the vehicle, investigators discovered possessions of Kyle’s which included his wallets and credit cards. Partial skeletal remains were also discovered inside the vehicle and they have been sent to a laboratory for DNA analysis. It’s strongly believed that the remains are those of Kyle. His death is under investigation.

Hoover Jerome Morris

Left and Right: Hoover circa, 1991

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: November 22, 1991

Missing From: Heflin, Cleburne County, Alabama

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: January 23, 1973

Age: 18 years old

Recovered: Summer of 1997

Identified: April 23, 2022

Details of Disappearance

Hoover was last seen in Heflin, Alabama on November 22nd 1991. He and his sister were helping their mother prepare for thanksgiving since she had just gotten a surgery on her knee. His sister noticed a red sports car pulled up to the house. Inside was a woman whom his mother previously told him to stay away from. He went out to see what was going on and he came back to say she had been sent by his brother to pick him up. Hoover’s mother trusted him and he left. He has never been seen or heard from again.

His older brother eventually returned home and claimed he sent no one to get Hoover and that he didn’t know this woman. They called everyone that knew Hoover but couldn’t find him. They reported him missing later on. His brother assumed that Hoover lied about being picked up so he could gain permission to leave with the woman. This hasn’t been confirmed.

The woman was questioned by police following his disappearance but there was no evidence to suggest anything suspicious happened to Hoover at the time. His sister believes that his disappearance could be drug related since he was involved with drugs at the time. She believes he might have fallen in with the wrong crowd.

In the summer of 1997, Hoover’s skeletal remains were discovered on a property off County Road 533. Someone was preparing the property for a house when they came upon the remains in a wooded area. DNA testing could not occur at the time due to weathering of the remains by elements.

In 2020, the cases of Hoover and the remains were reopened and the remains were sent to a lab in Canada for analysis. In April of 2022, Hoover’s remains were positively identified through DNA testing. His family was notified on April 23rd. Investigators have reclassified his case as a homicide and his death is under investigation.