Episode Thirty-Two: Nicholas Barclay
On June 13 1994, 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay was playing basketball with friends in San Antonio, Texas. He called his mother to pick him up but she was asleep and Nicholas's older brother refused to wake her up.
Nicholas never made it home and hasn't been seen since. Investigators believed Nicholas ran away since he had done that before.
In October of 1997 (three years after Nicholas disappeared), authorities received a phone call from a young man in Linares, Spain, saying that Nicholas was living at the Spanish shelter after escaping from a child sex ring operation. The man said that the person believed to be Nicholas was abused for years.
His sister flew to Spain to pick up the young man believed to be her missing brother and took him home to Texas. Nicholas' parents believed the young man to be their son, but other people had their suspicions because the young man had dark brown hair & eyes and spoke with a French accent & European phrasing.
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