Dontray Miguel Hunter was not quite 2 years old when he went missing on August 20, 1975.
Dontray was outside playing on a blanket on his front porch with his older sister at the family’s duplex in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, near 18th Street and West Locust. The children were playing while their mother was inside dressing their infant brother. Dontray’s sister went inside to use the bathroom, and when she came out Dontray was not there. No one has seen him ever since.
Neighbors helped search and didn’t recall hearing or seeing anything suspicious that morning. Police questioned many people including Dontray’s father, mother and her boyfriend at the time.
Dontray was only 1 year old when he was last seen.
He is described as an African American male, about 3’0” and 30 pounds. He has black hair, and brown eyes. He also has a birthmark that is located on the back of his neck. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, olive green pants, and white tennis shoes.
There is only one photograph of Dontray as he is standing in his crib. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released an age progression photo of what he would look like today at 40 years old.
Dontray would be 46 years old today.
While being interviewed for an article in 2015 for the 40-year anniversary of the disappearance of Dontray, his mother, Diana Rittmeyer said, “"I think someone has him. People don't just disappear. I mean this is not a movie. This is real life. Someone is raising him as their own, and he's not their child."
Law Enforcement and Dontray’s mother remain cautiously optimistic about finding Dontray and bringing him home. Dontray has never been forgotten, and his mother continues to search the faces in the crowd, hoping to find him.
During the interview for the 40th anniversary, law enforcement stated that they would like to talk to people again about this investigation. "Sometimes it takes people a long time to be willing to come forward," Detective Sarah Blomme said. "Someone out there has information."
Any leads or information should be directed to:
Milwaukee Police Department
Officer Benjamin Smith
1-800-THE-LOST : 1-800-843-5678
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