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Latest Missing Person Photos for Missing Brian Richard Bleyl

Brian, circa 1981; Age progression forensics photo to age 43 (circa 2011); Stephen Wilson, circa 1989

Missing Since 02/28/1981

Missing From Phoenix, Arizona

Classification Non-Family Abduction

Sex Male

Race White

Date of Birth Used 12/02/1968 (52)

Age 12 years old

Height and Weight 4'11, 100 pounds

Clothing/Jewelry Description A light blue t-shirt with the words "GUHSD Physical Education Department", dark blue warm-up pants with a white stripe on the sides, and blue sneakers.

Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Blond/brown hair, brown eyes.

Details of Disappearance
Brian disappeared while collecting money while working his Phoenix Gazette newspaper route in Phoenix, Arizona at approximately 3:00 p.m. on February 28, 1981. He was riding his bicycle and was last seen in the area of north 9th Avenue and west Myrtle Avenue. He has never been heard from again. The day after his disappearance, his bike was found in an alley in the 1100 block of west Glendale.

Stephen Michael Wilson was arrested in 1989 and charged with Brian's abduction, molestation and murder. A photograph of Wilson is posted below this case summary. He allegedly confessed to three witnesses, one of them his doctor, about his role in Brian's case. Wilson, who was openly gay, reportedly became enraged and attacked Brian after the boy made homophobic remarks to him and threw rocks at his home.

Brian was a sixth-grade student at Orangewood Elementary School in 1981, and lived in the 900 block of west Myrtle Avenue. He has five siblings. He has never been located and his disappearance remains unsolved. Foul play is suspected.
Investigating Agency / Department

Phoenix Police Department



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