Klamath Falls, Ore. – It’s been nearly a decade since an 8 year old boy got lost at Crater Lake National Park…and was never found.
A documentary film crew is now bringing attention to the unsolved mystery.
Samuel Boehlke was last seen on October 14th of 2006 near the Cleetwood Cove area at Crater Lake.
Park Ranger David Brennan addressed reporters at a press conference…
“And Sammy walked away from the overlook where they were at, into a forested area.”
Over 200 people searched for the boy, but he was never found.
Boehlke is one of a half-dozen missing persons cases being featured in a documentary titled ‘Missing 411’ by film maker Banjamin Paulides…
“It’s a modern day tragedy not very many people know about. So if we can just show a little bit of it, we’re doing our job.”
Boehlke lived with a mild form of autism.
David Paulides says that’s a common thread in many missing persons cases…
“An inordinate amount of the children that disappear have some sort of disability.”
Boehlke’s remains were never found, despite several intense search efforts.
“It’s a complete mystery to us what happened to Samuel Boehlke.” Says Benjamin Paulides. “I don’t think anybody really knows what happened to him.”
David Paulides hopes the documentary has a message of awareness…
“For families. Families of people that have lost people, to let them know that they’re not alone. And awareness, for families that go onto the wilderness, to keep their family members close.”
Paulides also hopes the documentary will ensure that the boy is never forgotten.
Benjamin Paulides says he’ll begin editing his documentary shortly, and hopes to release the movie next year.