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Missing person: State police resurface 28-year-old cold case in Oneida County

State police continue to investigate a 28-year-old missing person case as part of their 'Cold Case Tuesday' initiative.

Posted: Feb 5, 2019 9:31 AM

ROME, N.Y. -- State police continue to investigate a 28-year-old missing person case as part of their 'Cold Case Tuesday' initiative.

Back in September of 1990, Remsen teen Mark Seelman, then-16, and his friend Douglas Goodwin were last seen at a bar called DJ's on Martin Street in Rome. Neither of the boys were seen again.

Seelman's mother reported her son missing on a Tuesday, after having no contact with him since the Friday before she called police. She said he last saw him get off the school bus, where he told her he was going shopping with friends and would be back the next day to help around the house.

Seelman's mother assumed that he was staying with his friends, and didn't call police until he didn't get off the bus on Monday afternoon.

Goodwin was what police are calling a "transient" and didn't live with his parents. State police don't consider him a missing child because he was 18 at the time of his disappearance, and him not being home wasn't unusual.

Seelman would be around 45 years old now, making Goodwin approximately 47.

Anyone with information on the teen's disappearance is asked t call Troop D at 315-366-6000. All calls will remain confidential.

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