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With launch of NHIAC website, authorities hope to gather missing persons information

By Dean Shalhoup - Senior Staff Writer | Sep 25, 2021

Dorothy Bois

In the span of three months in early 2019, a 34-year-old white man with blue eyes and brown hair, and a 29-year-old Black man with brown eyes and black hair suddenly had at least one thing in common: Both had unwittingly become missing persons.

To this day, Michael Jones and Michael McClain share more than a first name and their status as missing persons: They also are among the 66 names that populate a new website that the New Hampshire Information And Analysis Center (NHIAC) launched earlier this month in hopes of procuring new information that may help them change the label on at least some cases from “open” to “solved.”

See the accompanying information box on how to access the website, which has numerous links and includes instructions on how members of the public can respond to the question: “Do you have information that could help with any of the investigations?”

By their very nature, missing persons cases are at once mysterious and heartbreaking, often an exercise in frustration for those close to the missing person and investigators alike.

Hearing or reading about missing persons cases, especially those close to home, often brings out the amateur detective in us, which is a good thing, because as investigators always tell us, there is no such thing as a clue or piece of evidence too small or seemingly insignificant to report.

Michael Jones

By coincidence, the site was launched right around the time that one of Nashua’s most recent missing persons cases was featured in People magazine as part of a feature titled “Missing Moms: ‘I won’t give up on you ma,'” a quote attributed to Isiah Bugg, whose mother, April Jean Bailey, suddenly vanished the night of Jan. 15, 2020, reportedly as she took out the trash at 45 Lynn St., where she had an apartment.

The People article noted that Nashua police “have not used the term ‘foul play,'” because, according to the writer’s interview with Nashua police Lt. Patrick Hannon, it’s not known whether Bailey “got into a car willingly, or whether there was no car at all and she walked off.”

In some respects, missing persons cases are a sort of cousin to so-called cold-cases, but where they typically differ is that cold cases usually have a victim or victims who may or may not have been identified.

To be sure, locating a victim’s body, regardless of its condition, takes investigators a giant step closer to solving a case, whether it’s cold or recent.

Take the cold case of Dorothy Ann Bois, the Nashua woman who disappeared some 48 years ago next week.

Michael McClain

Bois, who was born Dorothy “Dot” Greene and grew up in Merrimack, is listed on both the state’s missing persons and cold case databases.

At 4 feet, 10 inches and 100 pounds, Bois was a petite 22-year-old who, at the time she disappeared, was living in a first-floor apartment at 100 Kinsley St. with her then-husband, Kenneth Bois.

In March 2009, 36 years after Bois’s family and friends last saw her, it appeared police may have caught a break in the case, when several cruisers were seen parked at two Nashua locations.

One was 247 Main Dunstable Road, at the time the home of Kenneth Bois’s family. The other was 19 Woodbury Drive, where Kenneth Bois had previously lived.

Police said at the time that they had reopened the case based upon new information and had obtained search warrants for the two locations.

Dean Shalhoup

What they found, if anything, isn’t known, and no further information has been released since.


About the N.H. Missing Persons Report

State police, in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies across the state, announced earlier this month the debut of a website dedicated to open missing persons cases.

The site, published and maintained by the N.H. Information and Analysis Center (NHIAC), will be continually updated as information becomes available.

To view the site, which includes links to numerous related resources and helpful information, go to www.nh.gov/safety/information-analysis-center/documents/nhiac-missing-persons-report.pdf, or find it through www.nh.gov.


Greater Nashua missing persons cases listed on the recently-launched NHIAC website follow. Ages listed are the person’s current age. Full descriptions and photos appear on the website.

• April Bailey, 37, of 45 Lynn St., Nashua. Missing since Jan. 15, 2020. Last seen wearing slippers, black sweatpants and a large, black jacket with a hood with fur.

• Michael McClain, 29, missing since April 21, 2019. Last seen in Nashua at the Tropical Lounge.

Wearing black T-shirt, black jeans and Nike sneakers.

• Michael Jones, 36, missing from Nashua since Jan. 17, 2019. Last seen on foot in the evening hours in the area of Harbor Avenue in Nashua.

• Marino Nanez, 50, missing from Nashua since March 1, 2008. Reported missing after failing to report to work; believed to have had plans to travel out of the country.

• William Patrick Martin, 73, missing from Hudson since Dec. 23, 1994. Left N.H. en route to Fort Pierce, Florida, checked into hotel in North Carolina; his vehicle found abandoned.

• Eddy Segall, 71, missing from Hollis since June 15, 1977. Last seen wearing jeans, white tank top. Failed to return a borrowed vehicle, which was later found off Wheeler Road in Hollis.

• Dorothy Ann Bois, 70, missing from Nashua since Oct. 4, 1973. Last seen wearing an orange body suit and blue jeans with paisley print. Last seen watching TV at night, reported missing by her husband the next morning.

Dean Shalhoup’s column appears weekly in The Sunday Telegraph. He may be reached at 594-1256 or dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com.


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