On April 24, 1980, Jeffrey Andrew Dupres went missing from Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada. He was just three years old. His mom said it was ok to go see his friend next door. He never arrived. His little friend came looking for him 30min later. That’s when Jeffrey‘s mom called police.
A lot has happened in this case and a lot could have been done better. For example, Jeffrey’s mom should have been publicly ruled out as a suspect. She had been interviewed numerous time and passed lie detector tests in 1980. They didn’t tell her that she passed so she lived under a cloud of suspense that enhanced her overall feelings of guilt for letting Jeffrey go out on his own, and the unimaginable feelings of worry and concern.
There are several possibilities of what happened to Jeffrey. However, the authorities think that there is a good chance that Jeffrey is still alive only he doesn’t know that he is Jeffrey Andrew Dupres.
He might have been taken by people who raised him as their own. In all the years, no remains have been found that have a background that could match the history of Jeffrey.
The hope for new leads is based on this: “Several witnesses claimed they saw Jeffrey being coaxed by a man and a woman into a blue 1978-1980 GMC or Chevrolet short-box pickup with chrome wheels.”
The authorities hope that after so many years, people will come forward now to share what they know. Alliances may have changed over time.
Another interesting fact found here concerns Jeffrey’s medical background:
- the need for glasses runs in the family so Jeffrey probably wears contacts or glasses or had Lasik
- his blood type is A-positive
- he had flat feet and wore orthopedic shoes when he went missing
The Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP) ask if you have any information to call Slave Lake RCMP at 780-849-3999. You can call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at www.p3tips.com.
There is a $5000.– reward for information that leads to Jeffrey’s whereabouts.