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Patrick Ackles

Real Name: Patrick Ackles
Case: Lost Son
Date: 1972
Location: Florida


Details: Six year old Patrick Ackles vanished while playing in his front yard in Florida in 1972. To this day, his mother is still searching for him. This case is noted as the oldest missing child one on record in the state of Florida.
Suspects: None known; it is possible that Patrick's abductor's identity is known. According to his mother, information about the alleged abductor was not allowed to be included in the segment.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the November 20, 1991 episode as a part of a "Lost Loves Roll Call" after the update on The Mother of Carla Downing. Also featured were those of Ellie Taylor and Fred Gardner.
Strangely, there is no known record of Patrick on any missing person website. The spelling of his surname is in doubt.
Results: Unsolved. After the broadcast, a man came forward claiming that he was Patrick. However, his mother did not believe it was him. Forensic evidence would later prove that he was not Patrick, who remains missing. However, information not from the broadcast claims that his family no longer counts him as so; the facts behind this claim have not been clarified.