Aaron Anderson missing boy found th LogoSDBON psychic Brian Ladd
Aaron Anderson was last seen in Pine City, Minnesota on April 7th 1989. He was last seen at approximately 4:30 pm as he played in the yard of his family’s house. His mother left him unattended for just a few minutes and he disappeared by the time she went to watch him. Aaron has not been seen or heard from since. Name: Aaron Mitchell Anderson th_LogoSDBON
Case Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Missing Since: April 7, 1989
Location Last Seen: Pine City, Pine County, Minnesota
Date of Birth: June 23, 1987
Age: 1 yr old
Weight: 32 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Enlarged head; Hair is light brown; White birthmark on the lower right side of his abdomen.
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Red and yellow sweat shirt (1/2 red, 1/2 yellow) with puffy dinosaur on shirt, light grey cords with check flannel red inside pants and red checked flannel cuffs, grey ski jacket with red and green tabs, medium green hat - knit tied (white with green snow flakes and green ear flaps); brown plastic boots with nylon top and liners (snowmobile boots), possibly wearing grey socks.
Additional Personal Items: Pampers diaper.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Aaron was last seen playing in his yard at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Agency Name: Pine County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: Chief Deputy Richard Giese
Agency Phone Number: 320-629-3930
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 890003733
NCIC Case Number: M387857112
NamUs Case Number: 5796
NCMEC Case Number: 723921
Authorities initially believed that Aaron had simply fallen into the Snake River which is home bordered and drowned. An intensive search of divers, boats, and planes took place. The divers searched the bottom of the river and found no trace of Aaron or his clothing he was wearing that day. They said something would have surfaced in the river if Aaron had in fact gone in.
Bloodhounds were also used in the search for Aaron. The bloodhounds did detect his scent but it did not go to the river. Instead, they traced his scent out to a road in front of his house and stopped there. Investigators believe it’s possible Aaron entered a vehicle there of that he was abducted at that point. Both of Aaron’s parents, Steve and Paulette Anderson, believe there son was abducted and is not aware of his past or that they are searching for him. They think he alive and have never believed him to be dead.
They criticized the initial investigation into his disappearance as police only focused on the drowning theory in his disappearance. Investigators did admit that they mainly kept their focus to the Snake River and ignored over 20 other potential leads which pointed away from the Snake River.
Both Steve and Paulette have since moved to St. Paul, Minnesota. They have sent their DNA to multiple agencies in hopes they may locate Aaron genealogically or that he may come forward someday with his DNA. They continue to search for their long missing son.
His case remains open and unsolved. Investigators have expressed their belief that someone might know something and have urged whoever might have information about Anderson’s whereabouts to come forward.