John Castle is a little boy who lives with his younger sister his Mother and Father. They lived in a nice quiet street in Pennsylvania America. They were like any ordinary family. John has short Blonde hair, blue eyes and he has freckles on his cheeks. Although he is only 6years of age he likes to think he is a BIG boy.
Every morning John walks with his mother to the school bus stop. Until one day he begged his mother if he could walk alone, his mother said “okay”.
That was something she regrets for the rest of her life.
May 25 1979 a day John’s family will never forget. John walked to the bus stop by himself. His mother thinking he’ll be alright, because the bus stop was not that far away. What she did not know, was that was going to be the last time she sees her little boy.
John was absent from school that day. His teacher did not bother reporting it to the principal thinking there was nothing wrong.
3.30pm, John did not return home. His mother knew there was something wrong. She immediately rang the school and asked “what has happened to my little boy John”. It was then Johns mother found out her son had not made it to school that day. She started panicking and started to worry, like any other mother would. She rang the cops and John’s father who hurried home as soon as he got the call.
Detective James Wright was called to investigate the case.
That night there was about 100 police men and women looking for the little blonde headed 6year old boy.
Weeks went by and there were even volunteers, searching for John Castles. He was everywhere. The news, papers, posters. He was even on milk cartons. (he was the first ever missing child to be on a milk carton)
Weeks, turned into months. Detective Wright always tried to re-enact what happened the morning of 25 may 1979 trying to think of ideas he did not think about before. Detective Wright was getting no where.
Until one day they went past a name "Klaus Smith" who had a history of violence between children. The cops thought they had their man. So they tracked Smith and they started questioning him about his past.
Detective Wright asked Smith “Do you know a little boy by the name John Castle” Smith replied back “no”. But he later admitted that he saw a little boy the morning of May 25 1979 who matched the description of John Castle, but he did not harm him. Detective Wright thought they had got their man. But Smith did not confess to harassing or abusing John Castle. So without a confession or any good evidence Smith was let free. AGAIN they came to a dead end.
Years, and years went by. John’s parents always thought Smith was responsible for their son disappearing. During those years Smith was serving jail time reasons that no-one knows due to the fact that his case was private.
John’s parents blamed Smith for their son missing but they had not enough evidence to charge him with a crime.
Years, went by, John’s parents appreciated Detective James Wright work as well as others who had helped to try and find their little boy John. But they had gone through enough pain. They deiced to close the case.
Johns parents still from this day still believe that Klaus Smith was responsible for their son’s disappearance.
Every year on October 9, which is John’s birthday, and May 25, the day he disappeared, John’s parents sends Klaus Smith a copy of John’s missing-persons leaflet. On the back they always type the same message: “What have you done with my little boy?”