STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

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.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 393454

Reported Deaths: 32032
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City21517923096
Nassau418072182
Suffolk413851981
Westchester348381425
Rockland13590667
Orange10723478
Erie7292634
Dutchess4207151
Monroe3742266
Onondaga2842184
Albany2102121
Ulster178185
Oneida162790
Sullivan145145
Putnam132663
Niagara123488
Schenectady80037
Broome71658
Rensselaer55328
Saratoga54914
Columbia46437
Madison35717
Orleans28151
Steuben26641
Warren26330
Greene26018
Ontario2599
Fulton25624
Washington24614
Genesee2385
St. Lawrence2192
Oswego1973
Tompkins1770
Wayne1703
Herkimer1593
Chenango1465
Tioga14324
Chemung1412
Livingston1298
Chautauqua1277
Cattaraugus1236
Montgomery1184
Cayuga1152
Clinton1014
Wyoming955
Delaware914
Jefferson860
Otsego845
Seneca690
Allegany590
Schoharie580
Cortland470
Yates466
Essex420
Franklin300
Lewis300
Schuyler120
Hamilton60
Unassigned00
Utica
Scattered Clouds
62° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 62°
Oneonta
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 62°
Herkimer
Scattered Clouds
62° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 62°
Thendara
Scattered Clouds
62° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 62°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left