Missing since March 6, 1981 from Dickson City, Lackawanna County
AKA: Donald Shafer
Age at Time of Disappearance: 15
Estimated Height: 6'
Estimated Weight: 120 lbs, very thin build
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Accessories: a backpack with Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch on it.
DNA: Initial inquiry underway
Donald was last seen on Friday, March 6, 1981. He never came home that night and has not been seen nor heard from since.
Donald's mother tried to file a missing persons report but, for some unknown reason, the report was never taken.
Donald spent some time at the Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch, a residential facility for troubled youth in Billings, Montana. He also had a history of running away, attempting several times to get to a sister who lived in Wyoming. Even though he was only 15, it is possible he may have tried again.
In early 2013, thirty-two years after Donnie Ferry disappeared, a missing persons report was filed with the Pennsylvania State Police.
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