MYSTERIES: Where's David?

The large advertisement in the Sunday New York Times was as intriguing, if somewhat less informative, as anything in the huge paper's news columns that day. "Has anyone seen my son David Rosoff?" it asked. It showed a picture of a small boy wearing a cowboy hat. Below the picture was a date more poignant than the question: the photograph had been taken in 1968. TIME Correspondent Marion Knox explored the strange story behind the ad and sent this report:

It is first necessary to get the cast of characters straight. There are five principal actors in the bizarre Rosoff...

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