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Ell - May 17, 2006 12:56 AM (GMT)
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/collins_kevin.html

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Kevin Collins Foundation decides to call it quits
- Jim Herron Zamora, OF THE EXAMINER STAFF
Sunday, March 31, 1996


SAN FRANCISCO -- The Kevin Collins Foundation, a nonprofit named for a missing San Francisco child whose face was the first to appear on milk cartons and shopping bags, is planning to cease operations after 12 years.

The foundation, one of the oldest missing-children organizations in the nation, announced Saturday it can no longer continue as the "nearly 100 percent volunteer organization" that it has been since its founding in 1984. It will close May 1.

Kevin Collins, 10, disappeared from a bus stop in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury on Feb. 10, 1984. He was last seen waiting for a bus on Masonic Avenue between Oak and Page streets. He had just finished basketball practice for his St. Agnes grammar school team at a Page Street gym. He never arrived at the family home at Sutter and Broderick streets.

The foundation was created shortly after his disappearance.

His apparent abduction was a milestone: The case led to the practice of putting the images of missing children on milk cartons and shopping bags. His picture also was on the cover of Newsweek magazine.

The family's search won the nation's sympathy, and Kevin became a symbol for America's missing kids, much like Petaluma teenager Polly Klaas did in the fall of 1993.

Since 1984, the Kevin Collins Foundation has aided in more than 225 searches for missing children, 27 of them high-profile kidnapping cases, including a string of Bay Area abductions in the late 1980s and early '90s. It has also pushed aggressively for laws to prevent abductions and aid law enforcement agencies in tracking career kidnappers.

The search for missing children and "the elusive rapists and murderers who snatched them" has been eclipsed by the quest for funding, said Kevin's father David Collins, who is foundation president and co-founder.

"Crisis is an operative term for both programs and finances," Collins said. "The foundation refuses to continue on such terms."

Collins said specifics of the decision would be discussed at a news conference Monday.

Ten years after Kevin's abduction, the family announced it was prepared to accept that he was dead. The family placed a marble bench with a photo of Kevin at Holy Cross Cemetery.<

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Ell - May 17, 2006 12:59 AM (GMT)
Missing children's families pray their cases will someday be solved, too
- Julie Chao and Annie Nakao, OF THE EXAMINER STAFF Marsha Ginsburg of The Examiner staff contributed to this report.
Thursday, April 25, 1996


ANTIOCH; CONCORD; SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA -- Larry Christopher Graham's arrest on suspicion of kidnapping and killing Angela Bugay almost 12-1/4 years ago has given the parents of other missing children hope of additional breakthroughs in those suspected abductions.

"Thank God for DNA," said David Collins, father of Kevin Collins, who was last seen at a San Francisco bus stop in 1984. "We've always felt that DNA's the thing of the future. It's going to help a lot with investigations, even release some innocent people."

Graham, arrested Wednesday as a suspect in the 1983 kidnapping, rape and killing of the 5-year-old Antioch girl, has not been linked to other kidnappings of children. A special task force, however, is investigating him as part of its routine examinations of 23 unsolved stranger-abduction cases that have occurred in Northern California since 1973.

At the time of the Bugay abduction and killing, such crimes were almost unheard of. But the highly publicized disappearances of four other Bay Area girls between 1988 and 1991 changed that.

Amber Swartz, then 7, was abducted from her front yard in Pinole in 1988. Several months later, 9-year-old Michaela Garecht was snatched from a Hayward grocery store. The following year, 13-year-old Ilene Misheloff of Dublin disappeared on her way home from school. And in 1991, Amanda Campbell, then 4, vanished while biking to a friend's house around the corner from her home in Fairfield. All remain missing.

"It's absolutely wonderful and amazing that after all this time, they finally solved it," said Sharon Nemeth, Michaela Garecht's mother. "It really gives me hope that we may get a resolution too."

Nemeth said that there were similarities in Angela's case and Michaela's, including common suspects and a common date of disappearance. Angela was kidnapped on Nov. 19, 1983, Michaela on Nov. 19, 1988.

"I was a little disappointed that it didn't turn out to be one of the people suspected in both cases," she said.

Detective Steve Kirkland of the Hayward Police Department said Graham had been ruled out as a suspect in Michaela's disappearance. But he said he still gets calls from people with possible leads.

Maddy Misheloff, Ilene's mother, said the Dublin police also still got calls on her daughter's abduction. "It's good to know the law enforcement in our area stays with the case until its resolution," she said.

Collins is closing the Kevin Collins Foundation as of May 1 because of a lack of funding. The group had helped about 250 families of abducted children, including 25 who were returned safely.

And though he said he doubted Graham was responsible for other child abductions, some parents aren't so sure.

"I'm thankful for Angela's family," said Kim Swartz, Amber's mother. "On the other hand, I wonder if (Graham) has ever been to Pinole and where was he on June 3, 1988. Are we going to have to wait 12 years before it's solved?" <

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Ell - May 19, 2006 10:23 PM (GMT)
OAKLAND
Identity thief purloined name of missing child
Use of 'Kevin Collins' lands him in prison
- Jim Herron Zamora, Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, February 10, 2006


Behzad Mofrad stole the wrong name.

Of all the identities he could have chosen to steal, he chose that of Kevin Andrew Collins, a child abducted from a San Francisco street corner 22 years ago today.

The name meant nothing to Mofrad, who had no idea Collins' abduction drew national attention and the boy was among the first whose picture would appear on milk cartons across the country.

"He really made a serious error in choosing this name," said Thomas Depenbrock, regional special agent in charge of the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service, which investigates passport fraud.

Mofrad, a 40-year-old man with addresses in Pinole and San Ramon, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty in November to a passport fraud scheme. He admitted taking Collins' name from an online directory of missing children, investigators said, and using it to try to establish a bogus identity.

"I think it's despicable that this guy saw my son's name on a Web site and figured that was 22 years ago, so nobody cares anymore," said Ann Collins, Kevin's mother. "I guess he didn't realize my son was on the cover of Newsweek (in 1984) and that thankfully some people remember him."

According to U.S. District Court records, Mofrad used Collins' name on Sept. 2 to apply for a passport using his own photo. He also used Collins' date of birth, hometown, parents' names and Social Security number.

A quick-thinking State Department clerk who remembered the Collins abduction became suspicious and referred it to Depenbrock and Agent Jeffrey Dubsick.

Dubsick said in court papers that he showed Mofrad's photo to Collins' mother and sister, who confirmed the theft of their son's identity.

"Neither of them could identify the man in the photograph," Dubsick wrote in court papers. "Both of them told me the person in the photograph was not Kevin Collins ," Dubsick wrote in court papers.

Federal prosecutors already were familiar with Mofrad, who was free on bail in a pending computer fraud case when he applied for the passport.

Mofrad pleaded guilty to charges in the two cases on Nov. 14. Mofrad apologized to Collins' mother, who attended the hearing in Oakland with relatives. U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong ordered Mofrad to pay nearly $700,000 in restitution and court costs.

"I'm glad he said he's sorry, but I think he's just sorry he got caught," Ann Collins said. "It's despicable that he stole the only thing Kevin had left -- his name. Kevin never got to work. Kevin never got to drive a car. But this thief comes along and wants to steal his name so he can escape the law."

E-mail Jim Zamora at jzamora@sfchronicle.com.

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luvmycat - October 23, 2006 02:02 AM (GMT)
This is an old article I found from the Augusta Chronicle
December 1984 in Augusta, GA:

GA. EDITION
The Agusta Chronicle Agusta, Ga,, Monday, December 14,1984
Families bear pain for missing children
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patty Bradbury hung a Christmas stocking for her missing 3-year-old daughter, Laura, and the act of holiday cheer nearly broke her heart, her husband said.

"That was a breaking point," Mike Bradbury said from the family's
home in Huntington Beach. "That almost destroyed her." Laura vanished Oct. U during a family camping trip to Joshua Tree National Monument, in the Mojave Desert.

Police say evidence at the scene indicates she was kidnapped. For the families of missing children, such as the Bradburys, holidays can bring enormous pain, conjuring vivid memories and resurrecting feelings of hope, frustration and despair.

"Patty did buy a Christmas tree and she did decorate it," Bradbury said Friday. Friends and neighbors also bought presents for Laura. "It's hard to cope with looking at presents with her name on them," he said. "It's a slow-motion nightmare."

Laura is one of thousands of children who disappear every year. Federal statistics estimate the number at more than 20,000. Gary Hewitt, president of The Center for Mining Children Inc. of Rochester, N.Y.,, said the federal
figures probably include runaways, children snatched, by relatives and victims of accidents, and that the actual number of kidnapped youngsters Is much lower.

In San Francisco, Ann Collins is trying her best to cope with knowing her son, 11-year-old Kevin, will not be home this Christmas. The frecklefaced
boy disappeared Feb. 10 from outside his elementary school. "We put up our stockings and everything like another day," Mrs. Collins said from Ike Kevin Collins Foundation, which she and her husband, David, founded to help people facing similar plights.

"Kevin's is up and his presents are in It and there will be presents under the tree for him," she said.

monkalup - December 30, 2006 02:51 AM (GMT)
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2,000 AIDING THE SEARCH FOR SAN FRANCISCO BOY
REUTERS
Published: March 15, 1984
For reasons nobody can fully explain, the disappearance last month of 10-year-old Kevin Collins has touched this city's heart.

Dozens of children, many of them running away from their parents, vanish from San Francisco streets each year without provoking the kind of public concern that has surrounded Kevin's disappearance.

All over the city, about 400,000 posters with a photograph of the boy's freckled face, his description and where he was last seen have appeared on walls, trees, cars and buses. And about 2,000 volunteers handle telephone calls at a makeshift headquarters at a church rectory or check reported sightings of Kevin.

Kevin was last seen on Feb. 10 as he was leaving basketball practice and heading for home in the Haight-Ashbury district. Rewards for his safe return totaling $10,000 have been posted, including $5,000 pledged by Mayor Dianne Feinstein.

Part of the city's concern about Kevin can be explained by the efforts of his parents, Ann and David Collins, and other members of his family who are determined not to let the case become just another unsolved mystery. In particular, Ann Collins's twin brother, Michael Deasy, has been generating publicity and took a leave from his job in order to do so.

But police and other experts believe this does not entirely explain the outpouring of public concern, which has been of such dimensions that it prompted The San Francisco Examiner to comment in an editorial: ''Kevin's disappearance has pulled the city together.''

According to one theory, interest in Kevin's case may also stem from the public outrage that followed the nine- month kidnapping and sexual abuse of a 3-year-old girl Tara Burke in 1982, for which a man was sentenced in January to 527 years in prison.

''Kevin represents a good little kid who you like to think will come home all right,'' said a former police officer who lives in the same area as the Collins family. But despite the massive publicity, police admit they have few clues. ''We have some leads, but we don't have any real strong leads,'' Capt. Lawrence Gray said.

monkalup - December 30, 2006 02:59 AM (GMT)

oldies4mari2004 - June 27, 2007 04:56 AM (GMT)
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The Kevin Collins Case Turns
POSTED: 11:42 am PST February 10, 2004
UPDATED: 8:23 am PST February 11, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO -- Twenty years ago, a freckle-faced, wide-eyed 10-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from a San Francisco street corner and gave birth to what has become the missing children's movement in America.

The search for Kevin Collins was the starting blueprint for those that followed -- Polly Klaas, Amber Swartz, Ilene Misheloff, Michaela Garecht among others -- who over the years have vanished from their Bay Area homes.

Posters with his haunting picture sprung up on poles, on windows, billboards, even national magazine covers as folks in the Bay Area, then the country searched, hoped and prayed along with his family for the boy's safe return.

"Poof, yeah, he was there and then he's gone and nobody knows where he went," said Rich Hesselroth, a retired San Francisco police captain who worked on the case.

For those like Hesselroth who were involved it seems hard to believe that it was 20 years ago and still Kevin Collins remains missing.

There have been many suspects and leads through the years, but none have shed any light upon what happened to the young boy. One suspect was convicted Northern California child killer John Dunkel, whose three known victims resembled Collins. And there have been hundreds of others -- family friends, acquaintances and total strangers.

KTVU also has learned for the first time that about two years ago, when the priest sex abuse scandals were raging, San Francisco police dusted off the little fourth grader's file and took a new look at Kevin's church.

"The basement of the church did have a lot of rooms…catacomb-like," Hesselroth said. "I don't know that we were ever there (during the original search) because nothing led us to there."

There's still a reward in the case, but no amount of money or effort has helped solve the mystery and bring peace to a family that was torn apart February 10th, 1984.

David and his wife, Ann, have divorced since that day. Ann Collins says her children not only lost their brother that day, they also lost their parents. For many years, David Collins spent all his time at a foundation named after his son.

"The first four or five years, it certainly was consuming and difficult emotionally," said David Collins, Kevin's father. "It was tough on the family."

Kevin's sister, Michelle Susoeff, said she believes Kevin is likely dead but wants closure.

"I really would like to know what happened, I want to know where he is and whom did it and I want them prosecuted," she said.

Kevin's mother also believes he has died.

"I really think in my heart -- I feel like probably -- he was gone that first night and I just always pray it was fast," she said.

Hesselroth says he doesn't know if Kevin's fate will ever truly be known.

"Somebody out there knows (what happened), but will that somebody ever tell us?" the retired detective said. "Somebody does know the answer."


Kevin Collins
KIDNAPPED
Date Missing: 2/10/1984
Case #: 840167303
Name: Kevin Andrew Collins
Address: San Francisco, Ca
Height: 54"
Weight: 72 lbs.
Age: 10
Sex: M
Eyes: Gray-Green
Hair: Brown
Complexion: Fair
Race: White
Date of Birth: 1/24/1974

OTHER INFORMATION BELOW

Photo to the right has been age enhanced to show how Kevin might look at 15 years old.
Kevin vanished February 10, 1984. The fourth-grader at St. Agnes School in the Haight-Ashbury district was last seen at a bus stop at the corner of Oak and Masonic streets of San Francisco CA in the late afternoon, talking to a tall, blonde man who has a large black dog.

Kevin has gray-green eyes and a small scar on his tongue. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, a green sweater and brown corduroy pants and possibly has a green sweater and Giants jacket with him.

Anyone with information regarding Kevin's whereabouts is encouraged to call Amber Center Missing and Exploited Children HOTLINE at: 1-800-541-0777.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact
San Francisco Police Department 1-415-553-7400
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www.mistersf.com/notoriou...ollins.htm
The story of Kevin Collins is San Francisco's heartbreak. Kevin was last seen on February 10, 1984, waiting for the northbound No. 43 bus at the corner of Oak Street and Masonic Avenue.

His disappearance from the City's sidewalks came at a time before Americans had adequately responded to the tragedy of missing and exploited children. There was no Megan's Law, America's Most Wanted, nor the many groups, toll free numbers, web sites, child I.D. kits, and other resources that will help the parents of a child who is abducted today. It may never be known if any of these resources would have found Kevin or prevented his abduction.

Kevin was one of nine children from a working class family. His father, David Collins, was a truck driver and nursing student. Kevin was a bright, well-liked 4th grader. On the day of his disappearance, Kevin, of St. Agnes School (755 Ashbury Street), left the school's gym at a separate facility on Page Street between Ashbury and Masonic at or around 6 p.m. Those closest to the boy speculate that he slipped out of the after school basketball practice in order to catch the 43 and avoid piling in the coach's van with bigger, perhaps more intimidating, kids. Students up to the 8th grade were participating in the practice while Kevin's brother Gary, a 6th grader and constant companion of Kevin's, was sick and stayed home that day.

Kevin was last seen at 6:30. In the hours and days after he failed to arrive home at 2502 Sutter Street, volunteers circulated 2000 posters in a 200-block radius of St. Agnes. The well publicized photo of Kevin is haunting because his vulnerability is so obvious and the reality of his vanishing so sad. Kevin Collins would be 30 years old at this writing on the 20th anniversary of his disappearance.
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Identity thief gets prison for taking name of missing kid
Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. - A man who tried to use the identity of a famous kidnapped child to get a passport was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison, prosecutors said.
Behzad Mofrad, 40, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Oakland on a passport fraud conviction.

He pleaded guilty last year to taking Kevin Andrew Collins' name from an online directory of missing children and using the name and Social Security number to try to establish a bogus identity.

Collins was 10 when he was abducted from a San Francisco street corner in 1984, drawing national attention. He was among the first missing children whose pictures were printed on milk cartons across the country. He was never found.

Mofrad, who had addresses in Pinole and San Ramon, drew suspicion when a State Department clerk remembered the abduction and forwarded the file to investigators.

"He really made a serious error in choosing this name," said Thomas Depenbrock, of the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service, which investigates passport fraud. "I don't think he knew what he had gotten into, that this name was well known."

Collins' mother was in court and said she didn't think Mofrad's apology was sincere.
"I'm glad he said he's sorry but I think he's just sorry he got caught," said Ann Collins. "It's despicable that he stole the only thing Kevin had left - his name. Kevin never got to work. Kevin never got to drive car. But this thief comes along and wants to steal his name so he can escape the law

oldies4mari2004 - June 28, 2007 04:45 PM (GMT)

Ell - April 8, 2009 11:43 AM (GMT)
high-profile Bay Area missing children's cases
BAY AREA NEWS GROUP
Posted: 04/07/2009 09:46:06 PM PDT



Other high-profile missing children's cases

Name Location Status

Angela Bugay Antioch Murdered

On Nov. 26, 1983, the body of 5-year-old Angela was found in a shallow grave in Antioch several miles from the apartment complex where she was reported missing a week earlier. Larry Christopher Graham was found guilty following his arrested in 1996 when DNA evidence linked him to the murder.

Kevin Collins San Francisco Missing

In one of the first highly visible child disappearance cases in the Bay Area in recent years, 10-year-old Kevin vanished without a trace after basketball practice at St. Agnes School in San Francisco on Feb. 10, 1984. The case remains unsolved.

Amber Swartz-Garcia Pinole Missing

Amber, 7, was last seen June 3, 1988, in her front yard in Pinole. The case remains unsolved.

Michaela Joy Garecht Hayward Missing

Michaela, 9, was abducted in plain view Nov. 19, 1988, by an unidentified man with long, blond hair in the parking lot of a convenience store two blocks from her home. Witnesses said the man grabbed her and forced her into his car. Neither have been spotted since, and the case remains unsolved.

Ilene Misheloff Dublin Missing

Ilene, 13, vanished while walking to an after-school ice-skating lesson Jan. 30, 1989. The case remains unsolved. Her family holds a vigil in her honor every year on the anniversary of her disappearance.

Polly Klaas Petaluma Murdered

In one of the most well-known child disappearance cases of the past two decades, Polly, 12, was kidnapped from her bedroom during a sleepover party Oct. 1, 1993. Her body was found two months later near U.S. Highway 101, 35 miles from her home. Richard Allen Davis was convicted and sentenced to death for her murder.

LeZhan Williams Vallejo Abducted and returned

her home, which had been set on fire. Latasha Ann Brown was convicted of murdering Boyden and kidnapping LeZhan. Brown raised LeZhan as her own for six years until her arrest in 2002.

Christina Williams Seaside Murdered

Christina, 13, disappeared June 12, 1998, while walking her dog at the former Fort Ord army base, where her family lived. Her skeletal remains were discovered seven months later at a secluded spot on the former base. The case remains unsolved.

Lisa Norrell Pittsburg Murdered

The body of 15-year-old Lisa Norrell of Pittsburg was found Nov. 6, 1998, eight days after she abruptly left a girlfriend's quinceañera practice in Antioch in a huff. Her body was found near a landscaping business along the Pittsburg-Antioch Highway. Her death certificate says she died of asphyxiation. Her killer has never been captured.

Xiana Fairchild Vallejo Murdered

Xiana, 7, was kidnapped while on her way to school in downtown Vallejo on Dec. 9, 1999. Her fate was unknown until her skull was discovered more than a year later in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Her killer was later determined to be Curtis Dean Anderson, who by that time was already in prison for another high profile case: The 2000 kidnapping of Midsi Sanchez. He died in prison in 2007.

Midsi Sanchez Vallejo Escaped from abductor

A rare happy ending to a child disappearance happened for 8-year-old Midsi, who was abducted Aug. 10, 2000, by convicted child killer Curtis Dean Anderson. She escaped after spending two days chained inside his car. Anderson, who died in prison in 2007, was sentenced to more than 200 years in prison for the Sanchez case and for his involvement in another high-profile Bay Area child killing — the 1999 kidnapping and murder of Xiana Fairchild of Vallejo.

— Jeanine Benca and Robert Jordan, staff writers, and Camille Donaldson, research librarian

Source: MediaNews archives and research; The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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dd12345 - January 30, 2013 02:15 AM (GMT)
San Francisco: Police, FBI find possible human remains at home thought to be connected to Kevin Collins disappearance

By Katie Nelson

Contra Costa Times
Posted: 01/29/2013 04:41:45 PM PST

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bones have been unearthed at a home at Masonic Avenue and Page Street during what could be a search for 10-year-old Kevin Collins, who disappeared nearly 30 years ago, according to ABC 7-TV.

The search is being conducted by the FBI, the San Francisco Police Department and Alameda County Sheriff's Office, according to the San Francisco Police Department. However, Alameda County sheriff's spokesman J.D. Nelson said his agency was not involved in the search, as far as he knew.

A spokesperson for the San Francisco Police Department could also not confirm if the dig was for a search for Collins' remains, saying the search warrant was sealed.

According to ABC 7, authorities searched the home that once belonged to a person police originally believed to be a person of interest in Collins' disappearance. The homeowner is now deceased, ABC 7 said, but was living at the home that was being searched Tuesday when the boy disappeared on Feb. 10, 1984.

The former homeowner's identity has not been released.

Police were digging in the backyard and basement of the home, ABC 7 said, and a cadaver dog sniffed out remains that were found under the home's floor.

Those bones are being sent to a state testing facility to determine if they are human or animal, according to ABC 7.

Collins was last seen when he left for basketball practice at St. Agnes School in the Haight district and waited for a bus at Oak Street and
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mimi - February 8, 2013 05:21 AM (GMT)
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Kevin Collins: Cops Identify Man of Interest in Cold Case of Missing Boy

By Erin SherbertWed., Feb. 6 2013 at 4:30 PM

San Francisco police have released a name and photos of a felon who they believe to also be a person of interest in the cold case investigation of 10-year-old Kevin Collins, who went missing in 1984.

Today, Police Chief Greg Suhr called reporters to the hall of justice where he identified Dan Leonard Therrien as the man police are now linking to the missing boy. To make the case more challenging, Therrien, who used various names throughout his life, died in 2008 at age 51. He went by the name Wayne Jackson at the time of Kevin's disappearance.

But that hasn't stopped police from searching the man's last known residence on Masonic Avenue. In late 2012, SFPD inspectors started reviewing this case with "a new set of eyes." During the review, they learned about Therrien, who lived not too far from where the boy was last seen.

Therrien also matched a description of a tall, blond man who was seen talking to Kevin on Feb. 10, 1984, as the boy waited at a bus stop on Masonic and Oak streets, according to police. The man had a black dog with him. Therrien also had a black dog.

Therrien reportedly had a criminal history, including a felony for a lewd act on a child. In 1981, he served six months in jail after he plead guilty to a felony charge of lewd act on a 7-year-old kid. However, police say, because Therrien used aliases, they didn't know about his criminal past when they questioned him after Kevin's disappearance.

SFPD
Man of interest

After identifying the man of interest, police got more information, securing a search warrant of Therrien's last known residence in 1984. On Jan. 29, 2013, police served a search warrant at a residence on the 1100 block of Masonic Ave. where police dogs detected remains under the concrete floor in the garage.

They excavated the floor and found bones, which turned out to be animal, not human remains, police said. However, further analysis of the bones is necessary. The investigation continues and the search warrant remains under seal.

"The San Francisco Police Department is releasing this information today in the hopes of learning more about Jackson's [Therrien'] whereabouts and activities around the time that Kevin Collins went missing," police said in a statement.

Therrien also went by these aliases:
Raymond William Stewart
Kelly Lee Dawson
Wayne Jackson
Kelly Sean Stewart
Dan Leonard Therrien


Anyone with information on this matter is asked to contact the SFPD Major Crimes Unit / Homicide Detail at 553-1145. Information can be given anonymously at 575-4444, or by text to TIP411, beginning the message with SFPD.
Picture of Person of Interest:




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