Above: Michael Mayfield in 1985 (left) and an age-progressed image to 41, circa 2019 (right)

Above: Pamela Mayfield in 1985 (left) and an age-progressed image to 39, circa 2019 (right)

Michael and Pamela Mayfield

Last seen in Houston, Texas on January 10, 1985

Vital statistics: Michael is a black male. He was born on June 6, 1978. Black hair, brown eyes. He stutters and has a burn scar on his right wrist. Was six at the time. Pamela is a black female. She was born on July 10, 1979. Brown hair, brown eyes. Her ears are pierced. Was five at the time.

Circumstances: The children were last seen walking home from their school, Betsy Ross Elementary School. Michael was repeating kindergarten because it was felt he was too young for it the first time he attended; Pamela was also attending kindergarten. They were seen playing at a nearby park and later observed getting into a green car with an unidentified man. Classified as Non-Family Abductions.

Theories: The case of Michael and Pamela Mayfield is interesting in several ways. For starters, it involves two young children. Both Mayfields were too young to run away and not be found. This means they were likely abducted. The question is: why? Was it for ilicit purposes? Were both children taken and sold to ask-no-questions adopters? Did someone seek the children to raise as their own? Both children could be expected to remember their old lives, so if they are alive, one may ask, why haven't they called home? Perhaps they believe they were surrendered willingly, that their family no longer wished to have them around. Or they may believe they are dead. Without Pamela and Michael to tell us the story, or someone coming forward, we may never know.

If you have any information on the Mayfield's wherebouts, please e-mail For The Lost at this address. Or you may call the Houston Police Department at 713-222-3131. All tips sent by e-mail will be kept confidential.

Information used to compile this case file comes from the following resources:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
The Doe Network
Texas Department of Public Safety
Operation Lookout
Ebony Magazine
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
Child CyberSearch (site now defunct)

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