Douglas J. Legg
Missing since July 10, 1971 from Oswego County, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Douglas Legg was visiting his uncle at the family estate on the Santonini Preserve in Newcomb. On July 10 Douglas headed out on a family hike into the nearby Adirondack wilderness.
His uncle sent him back to the estate to change into long pants to protect himself from poison ivy. A clear trail led from where he left his family members to the house, which could be seen in the distance. But somewhere between those two points, Douglas disappeared and was never seen again.
When he didn�t return, the family postponed the hike and began to look for him. It was about 15.30 when they last saw him.
Douglas Legg knew the woods. He had been hiking many times and had even climbed Mt. Marcy, the highest peak in the state.
Following a six-week search, which included 600 volunteers, no trace of the child was ever found. Helicopters, bloodhounds and even psychics were called into the area to search for the lost boy.
There was a search in 1993, of a dry lake bed in the Lewis County and an intensive search of a 20-acre island in Newcomb Lake. Neither turned up any sign of the missing youth.
Investigators New York State Police
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Senior Investigator Patrick Kelleher
702 Stowersville Road
Lewis, NY 12950
New York State Police
Agency Case Number: BWES01651
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