Patrick ackles

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. His case is noted as the oldest missing child case on record in the state of Florida.
Suspects: None known; it is possible that the identity of his abductor is known. According to his mother, information about the alleged abductor was not allowed to be included in the segment.
Extra Notes: The case was 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 in the roll call were 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 the man was not Patrick. Patrick Ackles remains missing. However, info not from the segment claims that the family no longer counts Patrick Ackles as missing; the facts behind this claim have not been clarified.