Victor Dewight Shoemaker
What you need to know:
Born on March 30th, 1989
Disappeared on May 1st, 1994 from Kirby, West Virginia
Has blond hair and blue eyes
Goes by the nickname 'Jr'
Was last seen wearing red shorts, a red 'Bugs Bunny' t-shirt and white 'X-men' running shoes
What we know about the case:
We know that Victor was last seen playing in the woods behind his grandfather's trailer on May 1st, 1994. He was playing with two older children, and departed to go back to the house for a snack. He never made it there.
Authorities believe that Victor became lost in the woods, and therefore fell victim to the elements. The days after he disappeared were very wet and got very cold.
However, there was an unknown blue truck around the area where Victor disappeared. Authorities are interested in talking to the driver for anything he/she may have seen regarding the case.
From my humble point of view:
I think it's completely plausible for Victor to have gotten lost in the woods, especially if it was an area he wasn't 100% familiar with. Remembering back to my childhood, the woods seemed like a very dark and scary place. I cannot imagine what it must have felt like to be lost, if that really is what became of this adorable child.
I'm surprised after all these years, they have found no trace of him in there. Assuming there was a search party out there for him, and volunteers were out calling his name, why did he not respond? Could he have fallen prey to some sort of wildlife? Could he have fallen in the rocky terrain?