When 15 -year-old Andrew Jackson “Drew” Greer Jr. was registered as missing from Clayton, Michigan, in 1979, rumors ran he had been killed — even though there was never any proof.
The case eventually proceeded cold. In the years that followed, matter of missing persons flyers boasting the teenage — forever 15 — seemed more haunting than beneficial.
This week, virtually 40 years after Greer was reported missing, experts in Michigan say the loitering mystery has been solved with the invention of the teenager’s stands some 765 miles from where he was last seen alive.
For James Bowman, Greer’s half-brother, the story means his family can stop waiting and doubting and finally lay Greer to rest.
“It’s a bittersweet … pointing, ” Bowman told The Detroit News. “Of course, as a family we all craved him is still alive . … But today we get the closure it’s officially him and he’s been found.”