Right: Age-progression by NCMEC to 23 years
Chance Lee Wackerhagen
Missing since December 26, 1993 from Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Chance was abducted by his noncustodial father, Lee Herman Wackerhagen Jr. from Lockhart, Texas on December 26, 1993.
On December 27, 1993, Latricia White was found murdered in her Caldwell County home. For the previous six months, she had been living with Lee Wackerhagen. She was last seen the day before her murder in Lockhart, Texas, in the company of Wackerhagen and his son, Chance Wackerhagen, who was visiting during the Christmas holidays.
Dub Wackerhagen and his son have not been seen nor heard from since then. Wackerhagen's 1986 Ford pickup was found abandoned in Austin, Texas, a few days later, about thirty miles from the crime scene. In the truck, investigators found Dub's hunting rifle, which had not been fired, his checkbook, and his wallet. In the back were a toolbox, a spare tire, and Christmas gifts. Some of the gifts were unopened, and they were all streaked with blood.
Lee Herman Wackerhagen Jr., Abductor
Left and Center: Lee Herman Wackerhagen, circa 1993; Right: Age-progression by NCMEC to 54 years
Police have issued a warrant for Wackerhagen's arrest for the Caldwell County murder. He is also wanted in Kingsville, Texas, for Interfering With Child Custody for failing to return Chance Wackerhagen to the boy's mother, who has legal custody. In addition, he is also wanted by the FBI for Interstate Flight to Avoid Prosecution.
The abductor has a mustache and wears glasses and may also be known as Dub Wackerhagen. He was born on September 19, 1953, is 6'0" (180 cm.) tall and weighs 230 lbs. (105 kg.), with dark blond hair and blue eyes. Scars on right leg, left arm, and right arm. He was employed as a truck driver prior to Chance's abduction.
He may be suicidal. He should be considered armed and dangerous. A right thumbprint is available. NCIC Number: M-807291574.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Kingsville Police Department
Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI)
Austin Resident Agency
Texas Department Of Public Safety (toll-free)
Local Case Number: 93-18851
NCMEC #: NCMC788061
NCIC Number: M-126791244
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Vanished Children's Alliance
Texas Dept. of Public Safety
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