Louis Anthony Mackerley was 7 years old at the time of his disappearance on June 7, 1984 from the 300 block of Chew Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
He came home from school that day and told his babysitter he was going to go to a friend’s house 2 doors away. He never made it to that house. Police believe a group of neighborhood boys chased him until he ran into a hot dog shop where he stayed for 45 minutes and then left. Another report, which has never been confirmed or denied, has him talking to a man and a woman in a park about one block from his home at 4:30 p.m. He was not reported missing until 11 p.m. as his mother was having surgery and he was being watched by an aunt, and because Louis usually stayed out until 9:30 p.m.
If you have any information on Louis’ disappearance, please contact the Allentown Department of Public Safety, Missing Persons Unit, at 610-437-7721.