December 26, 1996. Chelmsley Wood, England. 13-year old David Spencer and 11-year old Patrick Warren tell their families that they are planning to spend the night with Patrick’s brother, but they never arrive and are subsequently reported missing. It turns out that the last confirmed sighting of the boys took place at a petrol station and Patrick’s abandoned bicycle is found there next to some rubbish bins. Years later, Brian Field, a sex offender serving time in prison for the murder of another teenage boy, is looked at as a potential suspect in this case, but there is no conclusive evidence to implicate him and the two boys are never found. On this week’s holiday-themed episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore a unsolved mystery from the United Kingdom known as the “Milk Carton Kids” case, as this was the first British missing children’s case in which the victim’s faces were featured on milk cartons.
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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.
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