20 Years Later : Springs Mother Still Searching For Missing Son

By: Chiara Lotierzo Email
By: Chiara Lotierzo Email

It has been almost twenty years to the date since a Colorado Springs teen disappeared, but with the help of age-progression technology, his mother is hoping you can help find him.

Robert "Bobby" Pillsen-Rahier disappeared on July 6th, 1990 from a Colorado Springs treatment facility. His mother, Jean Rahier-Langness, says she remembers it, "like it was yesterday, you never get over it, you're always looking, you're always looking at people's faces," and is hoping you'll help her find him.

Bobby Pillsen-Rahier was 15-years-old when he disappeared, and though his mother says he wasn't thrilled about staying at the treatment facility, she said it was neccesary, and he would never run away. She says Bobby was a witness to his father's suicide at a young age, and needed treatment for emotional issues.

He wasn't at the facility more than a couple of weeks before they called her, telling him Bobby had run away. But soon after that, the details, became muddled. "I have a lot of questions."

Jean Rahier-Langness says the initial report of his disappearance described him wearing a blue plaid shirt and black jeans, but weeks later, those clothes, along with Bobby's other belongings, were mailed home to her. She says she got both pairs of Bobby's shoes returned, and was confused as to how she could have possession of the clothes he'd been wearing when he disappeared. "I'd like some answers,” said Rahier-Langness.

The mother hopes everyone will take a look at not only Bobby's new age-progressed picture, but all pictures of missing children. She asks everyone to "take it into their heart and look, because families are suffering.”

For a link to the Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website, click on the link below.


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  • by Dorianna Location: north carolina on Jul 13, 2010 at 08:10 PM
    first of all, to Kirk in Colorado Sprngs. It is very hard to understand a mothers confusion, her child is gone, that is what you are missing. Do you have any idea what that feels like? To Jean, I will post his age prgession pic on my blogs, i have one specifically for missing and exploited children. I can't understand you pain but I know that our children are the most important thing to us and the trauma he went through had to be horrible. for you as well losing his father to suicide. My daughter also ran away from a treatment facilty but was found the next day. Thse were the longest 24 hours of my life. My heart goes out to you and you will always be in my prayers. God is in control. We wonder why things happen and can't find any good reason to believe that, but miracles do happen and I pray right now for you and your family and wish you peace and hopefully closure. I can't even begin to imagine how you must feel. Please keep me updated. Your friend, Dorianna McCabe
  • by Jean Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 28, 2010 at 07:06 AM
    Thank you for your responses. Bobby's clothes weren't mailed to me, I went and picked up all his belongings. I will be following up on the Shell station to. Again, I thank you and God's blessings to all of you.
  • by Kirk Location: Colorado Springs, Co on Jun 26, 2010 at 09:58 PM
    I don't understand the mother's confusion over why she is in possession of her son's clothes that he was said to have been wearing when he disappeared, yet she said they were MAILED to her. It doesn't take a Sherlock Holmes to figure out that her son, or someone else, SENT them to her after he bought, or stole a change of clothing. Or am I missing something here?
  • by Mike Location: CS on Jun 26, 2010 at 09:40 PM
    That age progressed pic looks like a shell gas station employee near my work @ Austin Bluffs and Academy. There Is a very close resemblance, I hope it is him and if not I am sorry to get your hopes up. My prayers are with you in finding your son alive and in good health, May God Bless you Mam !
  • by re:diana on Jun 26, 2010 at 09:21 PM
    That was the first thought that came to my mind also...
  • by diana Location: colorado springs on Jun 26, 2010 at 05:54 PM
    The confusion over the clothes makes me wonder if someone didn't happen to him at that facility that someone has covered up all these years, sadly.
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