Real Name: Sylvan Lazarus, Carl Cobb, and Bernard Brady
Case: Lost Sons
Date: December 1943
Location: North Africa
Details: US Air Force Officers Sylvan Lazarus, Carl Cobb, and Bernard Brady were believed to have died in a crash in North Africa in December of 1943. However, in March of 1944, the Lazarus family saw a photograph in a Baltimore newspaper of American POWs and believed that one of the was Sylvan.
Sylvan's father sent the photograph to the families of the other airmen aboard the plane, and two of the men in the photo were identified by their families as Carl Cobb and Bernard Brady. Although no new information has surfaced to suggest the airmen are alive, Sylvan's brother, Arnold, is still searching for answers.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the January 20, 1995 episode.
Results: Solved. A rescue worker who was at the plane's crash site called the Unsolved Mysteries telecenter and confirmed that all three men were indeed deceased. Arnold soon realized that the photograph was a case of mistaken identity.