But when 5:00 p.m. came around, Jeremy didn’t show up to meet his sister. As a result, S’te found a police officer and told him about her brother’s no-show. The officer seemed unconcerned, though, telling her that Jeremy would soon show up.
Moreover, this apparent lack of concern was to become a recurring theme in the days that followed. Jeremy’s mother subsequently arrived in Myrtle Point to pick up Jeremy and S’te on August 15, as arranged. However, there was still no sign of Jeremy.
It’s worth remembering that back in 1986, people simply weren’t as anxious about children’s whereabouts as we are today. In fact, it was five days before a story about the missing teen appeared in the local paper. And that was just a brief item on page two.