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Almost 39 Years Since Jeffrey Bratcher Vanished From Ocean City Park In Ocean Shores, WA

NCMC865393c1 NCMC865393e1-age-progressedPhoto of Jeffrey taken less than a year of his disappearance and an age progressed photo showing what he may look like at age 43. He would be 46 years old as of 2013.

Case Type: Missing
Full Name: Jeffrey Michael Bratcher
Missing From: Ocean Shores, WA
Date of Birth: May 1, 1967
Date of Disappearance: June 15, 1974
Age Then: 7
Age Now: 46
Race: White Sex: Male
Height: 3’9″ tall Weight: 45 lbs
Hair: Sandy Brown Eye: Brown
Clothing: Last seen wearing a blue jacket, white football jersey with the number 33 on it, multi-colored plaid pants, a blue hat, white sneakers with no socks

NCMEC Case #: NCMC865393

Next week will mark the 39th anniversary since little Jeffrey Bratcher disappeared. Jeffrey, then 7, was last seen during the evening of June 15, 1974 playing with five other children, including his siblings, inside of Ocean City State Park in Ocean City, Washington.

The young boy was told that dinner would be ready at 7PM and to return to the picnic table that his family were stationed at. When it was nearing 7PM Jeffrey decided to take a separate path back to the picnic table which was approximately 150 feet from the shore. He separated from the other children and within moments he vanished.

The whole park had been searched by police, family and volunteers but no sign of Jeffrey Bratcher was ever found. Search dogs are believed to have picked up his scent which ended at the park’s entrance/exit. Authorities believe he was either kidnapped or somehow managed to fall in the Ocean and got swept out to sea.

At the time of his disappearance Jeffrey and his siblings were visiting his father and step mother in Ocean Shores. His mother, who lived in Mesquite, Texas, had full custody.

Anyone with information regarding this cold case is asked to please contact:
Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office (360) 249-3711
The National Center for Missing And Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST

Mesquite Teenager Still Missing Despite Claims That She Was Found Safe


Photo of Libni Gomez (15)

02/11/13 UPDATE – Libni Gomez has NOT been found, despite claims that she has been located safe. The 15-year-old Mesquite teenager has been missing since Friday, February 8, 2013 after she went outside to turn on her family’s van. Minutes later her sister and mother came out and noticed the vehicle keys on the ground and Libni was gone.

According to a few sources, the missing teen’s father said that Libni had called him and told him that she is okay and is with her boyfriend. However, that statement hasn’t been confirmed and according to the administrator of Seeking_TheLost Facebook page, those rumors are not true.

“As of 3:30pm Central Time on Sunday, February 10, 2013, Libni Gomez is —> STILL MISSING from Mesquite, Texas and the case is still OPEN according to a sergeant with the Mesquite Police Department whom I spoke with on the telephone.”

Feb 10, 2013, TEXAS — Mesquite Teen Vanished Friday Afternoon Moments After Going Outside To Turn On Her Family’s Van

Police in Mesquite, TX are searching for a teenager who hasn’t been seen in over two days.

Fifteen-year-old Libni Gomez has been missing since February 8, 2013. At approximately 12:45PM, Libni went outside her home on Shelduck Drive in southeast Mesquite near the Kaufman County line, to turn on her family’s vehicle, which was parked on the street. When her sister and mother came outside minutes later, Libni was gone and the car keys were on the ground.

Investigators interviewed family members to try to determine a possible reason for the teen’s disappearance or a possible destination. Very few details on the case, however, it’s possible she was kidnapped.

Libni Gomez is described as a Hispanic female, 5’1” tall, weighing 90 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue and white stripped hoodie, blue jeans and high-heel shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Mesquite Police Department (972) 285-6336