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Oded Gordon with his mother

Real Name: Oded Gordon
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Greenfield, New Hampshire
Date: May 12, 1989


Occupation: Unrevealed
Date of Birth: February 1968
Height: 5'6 - 5'9
Weight: 135-170 lbs.
Marital Status: Unrevealed
Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. He suffers from autism.


Details: When he was eight years old, Oded Gordon was diagnosed with a minor learning disability. At age twelve, he began to withdraw from his friends. By the time he was eighteen, he was totally withdrawn and was afraid to communicate with anyone. A year later, he was diagnosed with autism. His mother enrolled him in a facility in Greenfield, New Hampshire, where young people with mental and emotional disabilities participate in work therapy and receive counseling. According to employees at the facility, he adjusted well and even began speaking to one of the employees.
On May 12, 1989, six weeks after arriving at the farm, Oded was working with several other residents when he wandered away from the group. Police brought in bloodhounds and they tracked his scent to Highway 31, three miles away. Authorities believe that he may have been picked up by a passing motorist.
A man later told authorities he picked up Oded hitchhiking at Routes 2 and 12 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on the night of his disappearance. He claimed that he dropped him off at a Fitchburg donut shop. The man positively identified Gordon from a photo. There have been several reported sightings of Oded, most recently in January 1990. He is originally from New York and may have tried to travel back there after he disappeared. Oded's mother and grandmother are concerned for his safety and hope that he will return home safe.
Suspects: None known
Extra Notes: This case was featured in the February 20, 1991 episode. There are similarities between Oded's case and the case of Gordon Page Jr..
Results: Unsolved. After the broadcast, several viewers claimed to have met Oded in Boston, Massachusetts. His mother traveled there to search for him. However, no trace of him was found in Boston. Oded is still listed as missing; if he is still alive, he would be fifty-years-old.