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#1 Dan

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 06:18 PM

Originally posted on 10/20/06
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Endangered Missing

SAMUEL BOEHLKE-BECKER

DOB: Aug 10, 1998
Missing: Oct 14, 2006
Age Now: 8
Sex: Male
Race: White
Hair: Lt. Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 4'8" (142 cm)
Weight: 85 lbs (39 kg)
Missing From:
CRATER LAKE
OR
United States

Both photos shown are of Samuel. He was last seen in the Crater Lake National Park on October 14, 2006 at approximately 4:00 p.m. Samuel has a mole under his right ear and a mole on the left side of his throat. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve black and green striped shirt, cargo pants, red suede shoes, and a blue winter coat.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 06:19 PM

Originally posted on 10/20/06
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The Seattle Times: Local News: Young hiker still missing at Crater Lake

The following is from seattletimes.nwsource.com / The Seattle Times.

Young hiker still missing at Crater Lake

By The Associated Press

Thursday, October 19, 2006

CRATER LAKE, Ore. - Rescue workers searched under rocks, beneath logs and on steep slopes at Crater Lake National Park on Wednesday in search of an 8-year-old Portland boy who has been missing in snowy and cold conditions since wandering away from his father over the weekend.

Park officials said they had not given up hope that Sammy Boehlke may still be found alive, and they were expanding the area of their search.

The boy has camping experience but no formal training in wilderness survival. He was described as wearing a winter coat, long-sleeved T-shirt, cargo pants and light shoes. The park, at 7,000 feet, averages more than 500 inches of snow a year.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 06:22 PM

Originally posted on 10/25/06
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Mom seeks donors to 'bring Sam home'

KTVZ.com - Central Oregon's Local News - Mom seeks donors to 'bring Sam home'


Oct. 25, 2006

PORTLAND (AP) - The mother of a Portland boy lost in Crater Lake National Park says she hopes to continue the search, and is seeking donations to help fund it.
Kirsten Becker, 8-year-old Samuel Boehlke's mother, said she needs "to bring Sam home."

Sammy disappeared Saturday, Oct. 14 while visiting Crater Lake with his father, Ken. Searchers spent a week looking for him.

Becker believes her son didn't go far. She says he liked to run. And she speculates that he'd only run a short distance and "then hunker down."

She said she's seeking donations to defray the costs of professional volunteer dog teams. Those interested can make donations to the Samuel Boehlke-Becker account at any U.S. Bank branch.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 06:23 PM

Originally posted on 10/25/06
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Local News | kgw.com | News for Oregon and SW Washington

The mother of a Portland boy lost in Crater Lake National Park says she hopes to continue the search.

"I need to bring Sam home, and this is how the Park Service and I believe we have our best chance to find him," said Kirsten Becker, mother of Samuel Boehlke, 8.

He disappeared Oct. 14 while visiting Crater Lake with his father, Ken Boehlke. Searchers looked a week for him.

Searchers looked a week for him.
Becker said she believes her son didn't go far.

"He likes to run, and our speculation is that he'd only run a short distance and then hunker down," she said Tuesday.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 06:24 PM

Originally posted on 11/10/06
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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Crater Lake - Snow will prevent hunt for boy, 8, at Crater Lake

Coming snowstorms likely will halt for the year the curtailed search efforts for a Portland boy missing since October in Crater Lake National Park.

Four times in the past two weeks, small teams of five to eight people, sometimes using dogs, have canvassed the area near where Samuel Boehlke, 8, ran off from his father into the woods along the lake's north rim on Oct. 14, said Dave Brennan, the park's chief ranger.

The teams largely have been recrossing ground covered during the massive search that followed the boy's disappearance. "Unfortunately it hasn't taken us anywhere," Brennan said.

Up to 6 inches of snow are forecast for the park by the weekend, he said. "The real problem that we face with snow is that any clues, any evidence of where Sammy has been or is gets covered," he said.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:21 PM

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The Oregonian
Portland, Oregon
November 23, 2006
By MATTHEW PREUSCH

Remembering a little boy lost

Crater Lake - Samuel Boehlke's parents share their grief and what they're thankful for today.

After a year of grief piled upon grief, including the loss of her son, there's one thing Kirsten Becker is still thankful for today.

"For the gift," she said, "of Sam's life."

Becker's 8-year-old boy, Samuel Boehlke, disappeared last month in Crater Lake National Park.

This week Becker and Sammy's father, Kenneth Boehlke, spoke at length for the first time about losing their son and the difficulty of their first holiday season without him.

"The things that are special about Thanksgiving are the fact that it's a celebration of the warmth of home and hearth and the heart of the family," Becker said. "And this year the heart that held our family together is gone."

The Portland couple, who divorced in 2005, kept out of the public eye after Sammy vanished into the woods north of Crater Lake while on a trip to the park with his father.

They're coming forward now in part to thank those involved in the search for their son, but also with recognition that people from across the country closely followed the search for Sammy and wanted to know more about him.

"When one child is lost it touches everyone," said Becker, 46, a manager at a Portland real estate investment company. "So this is not just a private tragedy, this is a community tragedy, and it touches everyone with a very heavy hand."

Becker, who is working on a eulogy for a memorial planned for Saturday, said that at Thanksgiving dinner Sammy always declined mashed potatoes and salad, focusing on turkey and his grandmother's hot rolls.

"He would devour them," Becker said.

Sammy had a passionate personality, bordering on stubborn. His joys were as deep as his disappointments, Becker said. He also had a mild form of autism, which manifested itself in a fear of loud noises and bright lights.

That complicated the work of the more than 200 search-and-rescue workers who arrived at Crater Lake after Sammy's disappearance on Oct.14 and couldn't use the customary air horns or whistles.

The boy and his father had stopped to play on a cinder slope where Sammy saw some yellow he hoped might be gold. As darkness approached and his dad walked a short distance to the car so the two could return to their rented cabin near Diamond Lake, Sammy stayed on the slope, refusing to come down.

Kenneth Boehlke chased up after him, he said, but Sammy, likely thinking it was a game, stayed 50 feet ahead.

"I never caught up with him, and at that point he disappeared over the top somewhere and I lost him," said Boehlke, 48.

For a week, National Park Service searchers and others scoured the area with dogs, helicopters and heat-sensing cameras, but no trace of the boy was found. Intermittent searching continued until this month when snow started falling.

During the search, the couple were cooped up in a duplex near park headquarters getting briefings twice daily from search commanders, but they weren't allowed to help because search managers didn't want dogs to be thrown off by their scent.

"I still would rather have gone," Boehlke said. "Basically you're just stuck there waiting."

Becker said she's raised more than $6,000 in a fund set up at U.S. Bank that she will use to reimburse some of the expenses of volunteer searchers and hire a tracker next summer to continue the hunt.

"I need evidence (of Sammy) for the final grieving process to occur," she said.

Any money left over will go toward a scholarship to send children with disabilities to Portland Parks & Recreation summer camps, where Sammy was always happy, she said.

For Becker, the loss of her son wasn't the only tragedy this year.

The boy's disappearance came just a few months after the death of her father, Herman Becker, and a close friend. Her dog, Simba, and cat, Killer, also died.

Still Becker laughs out loud as she describes an exuberant phone message that Sammy left her from school last June describing what a good day he was having earning smiley-face stickers from the teacher and playing with his friends.

"That message was important to me before he was lost," she said, "and now it's precious."

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:22 PM

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The Oregonian
November 18, 2006
By PETER SLEETH

Memorial Service Scheduled for Boy, 8, Lost at Crater Lake
Samuel Boehlke Became separated from dad in woods

A public memorial service for the 8-year-old Portland boy who was lost at Crater Lake National Park in October is scheduled for next week.

The service for Samuel Boehlke will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1200 S.W. Alder St. in Portland, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25.

"We invite Sam's friends and the entire community to the service, including rescue personnel and their families, who have sacrificed for us," Kirsten Becker, the boy's mother, said in a statement.

The boy became separated from his father Oct. 14 in the woods along the lake's north rim. Search and rescue crews joined family members in trying to locate the boy before autumn snows halted the search earlier this month.

The family hopes to resume the search when snows clear next year.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 07:52 PM

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Oregon State Police Missing Children Clearinghouse

Samuel Savage Boehlke  

Missing Since - 10/14/2006  
 
Samuel Savage Boehlke - Missing Since 10/14/2006
He was last seen in the Crater Lake National Park.  He was last seen wearing a long sleeve black and green striped shirt, cargo pants, red suede shoes, and a blue winter coat.  Samuel has a mole under his right ear and a mole on the left side of his throat.

Missing Date 10/14/2006
Race White
Sex Male
Current Age 9
Hair Color
Brown
Eyes Brown
Height 4´8"
Weight 85 lbs
Missing From Crater Lake National Park – Klamath County, Oregon  
Type of Abduction  Endangered Missing

A Toll-Free Hotline: (1-800-282-7155) is maintained by the Clearinghouse to receive any information on missing children.

Clearinghouse business number 503-934-0188.



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Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:55 AM

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Crater Lake search planned for missing boy's remains
YouNews Story Published: Jul 22, 2007 at 3:05 PM PST
Story Updated: Jul 22, 2007 at 3:05 PM PST
By Associated Press

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. (AP) _ A search to recover any remains of an 8-year-old Portland boy who disappeared last year at Crater Lake National Park is planned for next week.

The recovery search for Samuel Boehlke will include rescue dogs and helicopters at the boy's last known location in the Cleetwood Cove area.

Samuel disappeared last October after stopping with his father at a lookout area on East Rim Drive, about a quarter-mile from Cleetwood Cove.

The pair were hiking up toward a forested area when Samuel, who liked to play hide and seek, ran ahead. His father then lost sight of him.

A massive search on foot, horseback and by helicopter failed to find any sign of the boy _ who suffered from a mild form of autism that made it difficult for searchers because he was frightened by whistles and sirens.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:52 PM

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NamUs profile for Samuel Boehlke-Becker - Case 5862

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:31 AM

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