Maxwell Boy Search Ends; Family Fears For His Safety

From The Crutchfield County Courier

November 19, 1986

By Jerome Washburn, Courier staff

Fall Creek Valley Chief Constable Biff Jacobs has called off his search for Bobby Maxwell, a 10 year old boy missing since Halloween. His team of local police plus Riverdale officers and their dogs searched the countryside for over a week to no avail.

The small boy was last seen at a Halloween party with classmates. He left early and was wearing an orange and black sweatshirt and mask. Several children at the party were interviewed by authorities but could not provide any help as to why he left or where he was going.

“We pray to God everyday that our Bobby will be with us soon,” said his mother Martha Maxwell. “We have been blessed with his goodness and smiling face and hope he comes home soon.”

Contributions to help pay for the search and to aid the Maxwell family has been set up at the Creek Christian Church in FCV and at St. James College in Riverdale.