Today marks the 25th anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s disappearance. On Sunday, March 24th, 1991, four-year-old Michael Dunahee went missing from a playground at Blanshard Elementary School in Victoria.

He was last seen around 12:30 p.m. in the area of the school playground wearing a blue-hooded jacket with red lining and red cuffs, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt, multi-coloured rugby pants and blue sneakers.

Some believe that Michael was abducted.

Michael’s disappearance spawned one of the largest police investigations in Canadian history. The case remains an active investigation today.

A handout photo of Michael when he went missing, alongside an age-enhanced estimation of what he would look like in recent years. – Image VicPD

He wanted to go to the playground by himself and we said it was okay because I had to push the stroller in the other direction with Caitlin in it and when I turned around not even a couple minutes later he was gone,” Michael’s father Bruce told Chek News.

It’s been 25 years, enough is enough, let’s have some closure, help us find our son.

Michael’s sister, Caitlin Dunahee, was just six months old when he went missing. She is now 25, and says the family still holds out hope that Michael is out there living a full life somewhere, and one day he’ll come knocking on the door.

We’re making progress because we’ve been able to eliminate a lot of things that didn’t happen,” Inspector Keith Lindner said. “We continue to receive tips and are hopeful that we will receive the one tip we need to bring closure to the family.

If anyone has information about Michael Dunahee’s disappearance, they can contact VicPD’s dedicated Tip Line at 250-995-7444 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Officers remain committed to this investigation and continue to investigate Michael’s disappearance.

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