Michigan man claims he was NY boy abducted in 1955

June 16, 2009

Marilyn and Jerry Damman, with daughter Pamela, after the disappearance of Steven.New York (ChattahBox) — A Michigan man claims to be Steven Damman, who went missing as an infant 54-years ago. In 1955,  Marilyn Damman took her toddler, Steven who was two months short of his third birthday, and his baby sister, Pamela, to a bakery in Long Island, NY on Halloween. The mother went inside to do some quick shopping, leaving her children in a stroller outside for ten minutes. When she returned, her children were gone. A short time later, blocks away, the baby girl was found unharmed and the stroller was intact, but Steven was missing.

Thousands of searchers failed to find the boy and there were no real clues to his disappearance. Damman’s father, Jerry, now lives near Newton, Iowa. He says “it’s very possible” that the man could be his son. Police have told him there appears to be a physical resemblance. “He apparently put a time-frame together that suggests he may be our boy,” Mr Damman said. “He would like some answers too.”

Steven’s mother, Marilyn, who separated from his father several years after the abduction, is also still alive, though said to be ailing. Jerry Damman said.

The unnamed man contacted Nassau County, New York, police within the last six months, and said he had credible evidence that would link him to the case of the missing toddler. The case was referred to the FBI in Michigan and Smith says authorities are awaiting the results of DNA testing, which could take a month.

Source: NY Daily News

Photo: Marilyn and Jerry Damman, with daughter Pamela, after the disappearance of Steven.


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