Real Name: Clifford Edward Sherwood
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Montreal, Canada
Date: October 21, 1954
Occupation: Minor (at time of disappearance)
Date of Birth: March 30, 1945
Weight: 65 pounds
Marital Status: Unrevealed
Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; brown eyes.
CaseEditDetails: On October 21, 1954, Frances Sherwood sent her 9-year-old son, Clifford, off to school, but he never made it there, nor did his friend, George Gumbley. The authorities claimed they had probably run away from home, or may have been murdered after the torso of a young boy was found, but Frances was convinced that Clifford had been abducted by his estranged father, Tex Sherwood, whom she had a difficult relationship with.
After Frances and Tex divorced, he took their four daughters with him to a different part of Canada. In 1962, he dropped from sight and would not come in contact with any of his family members until 1976 when his daughter, Colleen, found him at a hotel under the alias "Edward Thorne". He then told her that he had been using that name in order to get into the military and was also doing so after leaving it. In 1987, he passed away without ever telling what happened to Clifford. Colleen found two photographs of him that appeared to be taken after he vanished, and also while attempting to receive her father's military records, found out that he had written that he had never been married and that she could not see them until 2006, 19 years after his death. One interesting footnote to the case was that a driver's license had been issued to a man named Edward Clifford Sherwood in Edmonton with the birth date of March 30, 1945. However, when police tried to locate him, he had left town without leaving a forwarding address. Sadly, neither Clifford nor George have ever been found.
Suspects: Tex Sherwood
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 7, 1992 episode.
Results: Unsolved. In 2006, Tex's military records became public property, but it is unknown if it has any information about Clifford. Frances passed away in January 2009 after searching for him for over 50 years. If he's still alive, he would be 66 years old. The military records were unsealed and they listed no information as to him. However, what they did reveal was that Tex was listed as enlisting under the name of Edward Thorne (his real name by birth) and as having no dependents.