Delivery Boy Vanished
12-year-old Johnny Gosch left his home in West Des Moines, Iowa, on the morning of September 5th, 1982. He left the house at about 7 am to deliver newspapers like he did almost every Sunday. He was headed towards the paper drop, which was witnessed by other carriers who spotted him. However, that was the last time Johnny was reported seen by more than one witness.
A man named Mike, one of the Gosches’ neighbors, told the police that he saw the boy talking to someone through his bedroom window. The man was in a blue Ford Fairmont with Nebraska plates, but he couldn’t hear what they were saying. Mike also claimed that he saw a different man following Johnny as he walked down the street.