Pursley was last seen June 27,1994. He was living at a residential youth facility the CEDU School, east of Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino. He started school June 1. He was last seen about 8 p.m. going out to the barn to check the animals. One staff member saw the light go on in the barn. But he didn't return to his dorm room for the 10 p.m. check-in and has not been seen since. He has limited use of his right arm and hand. He also needs medication twice a day to control seizures. Pursley functions at the level of a 9-year-old because of an accident as a small child and subsequent surgeries.
There have been sightings reported from Banning, Murrieta, Moreno Valley, Yucaipa, Redlands and Rialto. The boy's family has looked for him in California and in Colorado, thinking he might have tried to come home, as he was homesick.
Dental chart and X-rays available at CA DOJ-MUPS (email@example.com) or Coroner Division. DNA (CODIS) available. (Information retrieved from NamUs.gov)