Gerald, approximately 1957
Date reported missing : 09/09/1957
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/18/1942 (79)
Age at the time of disappearance: 15 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 140 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Gerald appeared older than his Age at the time of disappearance: in 1957. He was born on the Caribbean island of Bermuda, a British colony, and speaks both English and Spanish.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Gerald disappeared with his best friend, Robert Rasmussen, from Plymouth, Massachusetts on September 9, 1957. After their disappearances, the boys' clothing was found on Flat Rock by Plymouth Harbor. An extensive search turned up no sign of either of them and they have never been heard from again.
Although the circumstances of their disappearances indicated Gerald and Robert had drowned, the boys' sisters never believed this was the case and investigators did look into other theories.
Gerald's and Robert's younger sisters said their homes were troubled and they thought the boys had run away and left their clothes on the beach to make people think they were dead. The women hope their brothers are still alive.
Gerald lived on Rocky Hill Road in Plymouth in 1957. His and Robert's disappearances remain unsolved.
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Plymouth Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. April 10, 2017; picture added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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