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Real Name: Michael Anthony Hughes
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Choctaw, Oklahoma
Date: September 12, 1994
Date of Birth: March 21, 1988
Weight: 45 lbs.
Marital Status: Single
Details: Six-year-old Michael Hughes attended school in the Oklahoma City suburb of Choctaw. In September 1994, a man named Franklin Delano Floyd snatched him after claiming to be his father. He was armed at the time and took both him and James Davis, the school principal, with him, later deserting Davis handcuffed to a tree in a wooded area. Five hours later, Davis was rescued, but for two months, no sign of Franklin or Michael ever turned up until Franklin was finally arrested in Louisville, Kentucky. He received a fifty-two year sentence for abduction and a life sentence in Florida for an unrelated homicide. As police delved into the case, Davis turned out to be Michael's grandfather, having posed as a married couple with his seventeen-year-old daughter, Suzanne Davis, for several years. His other daughter, Sharon, had died in a hit-and-run accident in 1990, and Michael was placed in foster family. Franklin had tried getting custody of him and had abducted him only after being denied custody. Furthermore, Sharon was not his daughter either, most likely abducted by him as well. Today, no one knows where Michael is, nor do they know what his mother's true identity is. Franklin claims to have drowned him in a motel in Georgia and buried him in a cemetery. Other sources claim that he is alive, but Franklin keeps changing his story, completely unable to tell the truth.
Suspects: Franklin Delano Floyd
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the March 8, 1996 episode.
Results: Unresolved. Floyd was subsequently sentenced to 55 years in prison for Michael's abduction. In 2002, he was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of Cheryl Commesso, a friend of "Suzanne Davis," for which he is currently waiting execution. In October 2014, Michael's mother was finally identified as Suzanne Marie Sevakis. After Suzanne was identified, Franklin Floyd confessed to killing Michael and told authorities that on the day of the abduction, he was annoyed by Michael's behavior, shooting and killed him after pulling off of an Oklahoma interstate. A witness in the area of the interstate reported seeing a suspicious man arguing with a small child, matching Floyd's confession. Authorities searched the area where Floyd claims he buried Michael, but Michael's remains have not yet been located. It is unknown if Floyd will be charged with Michael's murder.
- Franklin Delano Floyd Inmate Information
- Article on Michael Hughes' Disappearance
- Michael Hughes on Unsolved.com
- Michael's Case on the Charley project