State police look for leads in cold case of Oneida Co. teenagers missing since 1990

Douglas E. Goodwin, 18 (pictured left), and Mark Seelman, 16 (pictured right), were last seen in Rome in September of 1990.

State police are putting out a plea for information in the cold case disappearance of two teenagers from Oneida County.

Mark Seelman, 16, from Remsen, and his friend Douglas E. Goodwin, 18, were last seen at a bar called DJ’s on Martin Street in Rome on September 19, 1990.

State police said the last time Seelman’s mother saw her son was the Friday before the sighting at DJ’s Bar. She told them Mark got off the school bus that afternoon, said he was going shopping with friends and would be back by the next day to help her around the house.

When Seelman didn’t show over the weekend, his mother told investigators she figured he had slept over at his friend’s house. His mother waited to see if he’d get off the school bus Monday afternoon, then again Tuesday but he still didn’t show.

Seelman’s mother then reported her son missing to state police.

Goodwin was a transient, according to investigators, and didn’t live with his parents. Police do not consider Goodwin a missing child since he was 18, and not being home was not unusual. Police said Goodwin has also not been seen since the sighting at DJ’s.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on Seelman and Goodwin’s disappearance to call Troop D Headquarters at (315) 366-6000.

All calls can be kept anonymous.

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