Find Missing Thomas Dean Gibson!

Missing Toddler, Suspicious Disappearance, Cold Case

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Find Missing Thomas Dean Gibson!

Find Missing Thomas Dean Gibson!

Find missing Thomas Dean Gibson!
When he was last seen, he was doing something
That is typical for children his age.
His was playing in his front yard.
Then Thomas vanished and has never been found.
This all happened over 27 years ago.
Where is Thomas Dean Gibson?

Find Missing Thomas Dean Gibson!
Details

Find Missing Thomas Dean Gibson! Thomas Dean Gibson has been missing since March 18, 1991. He is missing from Azalea, Oregon. Thomas Dean Gibson’s case is classified as a non-family abduction. His year of birth is 1988. At the time of his disappearance, Thomas was 2 years old. His current age is 30 years old. Thomas Dean Gibson is a Caucasian male. He is described as 2’5″ tall and 35 pounds at the time of his disappearance. His hair is brown and his eyes are brown.

Thomas had a gap between his upper front teeth at the time of his 1991 disappearance. His nickname is Tommy. When he was last seen, Thomas was wearing a purple sweatshirt, gray pants and black and white checkered sneakers.

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Circumstances

Thomas Dean Gibson was last seen playing in the front yard of his family’s residence. It was located in rural Azalea, Oregon. This incident occurred at approximately 11:30 A.M. on March 18, 1991. He has never been seen again.

Thomas’s father, Larry Gibson was then the Douglas County Deputy Sheriff. He told authorities he took a jog around the family’s property in Azalea during the late morning hours of his son’s disappearance. Larry carried a handgun with him to shoot stray cats. Many of them had been living on the property.

Larry claimed he shot at a cat near the area where Thomas was playing. But he missed the animal. He then continued on his jog and learned his son was missing after returning to the house approximately 45 minutes later.

The family summoned law enforcement later in the day to search the property. Larry was told not to report to work at the sheriff’s office, but apparently dressed in his uniform and left the property for approximately 25 minutes during the investigation.

He stated that his four-year-old daughter witnessed an unidentified couple pull into their driveway. The couple then abducted Thomas. Larry said he was checking a local rest area for signs of Thomas and the couple. While members of the community searched for Thomas, Larry sat at home; at one point he told the searchers to give up and go home because it was snowing.

Authorities believed that Larry shot at a stray cat and killed the animal. For a deceased cat was located on the Gibsons’ property near Thomas’s last known location.

Investigators believed that the bullet traveled through the cat and struck Thomas as he played. Then it killed him. They theorized that Larry noticed Thomas’s body after returning from his jog. And he buried the child in an effort to conceal the crime.

Larry denied this scenario and maintained his innocence throughout the investigation. He resigned from the sheriff’s office and moved to his native Montana after his son’s disappearance. He and his wife separated in 1994. And she took their three other children and moved back to Oregon.

Larry’s estranged wife and his daughter later changed their stories to authorities. And they said that his daughter witnessed her father hitting Thomas. Larry then put the child’s body in a black plastic garbage bag, put the bag in the back of his patrol car and drove away. He was charged with murder in Thomas’s case in 1994.

Prosecutors argued that Larry had a history of abusing his children. And he was under stress at the time of Thomas’s disappearance, as he had to care for the children while his wife was taking college classes. They theorized that, if he did not accidentally shoot his son, Larry lost his temper and beat the child to death.

Larry was ultimately convicted of second-degree manslaughter in 1995. But he continues to deny any involvement. He was released from prison in 1996 and has since published a website appealing for information on the whereabouts of his son.

Thomas has never been located. His case remains classified as a non-family abduction.

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Appeal

Thomas Dean Gibson has been missing for close to 28 years. If alive today, he would be a full-grown adult. Is he out there, being raised as someone else? Is he growing up believing that he is someone else? Has he met with some kind of foul play? What had happen to Thomas when or after he was last seen playing in his family’s front yard on March 18, 1991? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Thomas Dean Gibson? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for his disappearance?

If you have any information, you may contact:

Agency Name: Oregon State Police
Agency Contact Person: Investigator Mark Ranger
Agency Contact Person: Detective Sergeant Carleton
Agency Phone Number: (541) 776-6114
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678.
You may call your local police.

Agency Case Number: 91-01131
NCIC Case Number: M-480681366
NamUs Case Number: 6112
NCMEC Case Number: 752142

Thomas Dean Gibson has a National Center for Missing and Expoited Children poster. Click here to view it.
Thomas Dean Gibson has a Doe Network profile. Click here to view it.
Thomas Dean Gibson has a National Missing Persons Directory profile. Click here to view it.
The mother of Thomas Dean Gibson has written an appeal for him. Click here to view it.
This is a lengthy Reddit page for Thomas Dean Gibson. Click here to learn more.
Thomas Dean Gibson has a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office profile. Click here to view it.
This is a The Milk Carton blog about Thomas Dean Gibson. Click here to learn more.
This is a lengthy Reddit page for Thomas Dean Gibson. Click here and learn more.
The above information is found on Thomas Dean Gibson’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
Thomas Dean Gibson has a GINA Foundation for Missing Persons profile. The above images are courtesy of this profile. Click here to view it.

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I'm a Christian, meaning that I have a relationship with God, through trust in HIs Son Jesus. I'm a pro-life blogger, and I have three websites, focused on the sanctity of life. The first one is https://neverabortion.com, which is specific to calling for an end to abortion through educating people about alternatives and pro-life news and opinions. The second site, https://alllivesaresacred.com, is also devoted to ending abortion through reaching out to moms in crisis and educating them on alternatives. This second site has the broader aim of celebrating the sanctity of all human life. Born and unborn. I want to reach a broad audience through the second site. The third site, https://www.missingadultskids.com, is devoting to finding missing persons, identifying the unidentified, and bringing justice to victims of crime.

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