HONOLULU – The FBI is asking for the public’s help in locating Billy Ginger Hanson, a 9 year old boy, who was abducted by his biological father from Shilshole Bay Marina, 7001 Seaview Avenue Northwest.
The child was scheduled to return home to his mother in Pennsylvania on Sept. 4, but he never boarded the flight.
FBI agents believe his father, Jeffrey Ford Hanson, a known drug abuser, kidnapped the child on Sept. 4.
They reportedly set sail from Seattle that day aboard a white 1976 Cooper sailboat named “Draco” with a 6 inch red stripe along the side, Washington license plate W N 6 7 5 3 N Z.
According to the Seattle FBI and nautical experts from the U.S. Coast Guard, based on the boat and Jeffrey’s sailing abilities, he could sail a great distance in the Pacific, including to the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and all sovereign nations of the Pacific. He could also take the child to the San Juan Islands, Mexico or Tahiti, the FBI said.
Billy is 4 feet tall and 90 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing black knee-length surf shorts with no shirt or shoes.
Jeffrey Ford Hanson is 46 years old, 5 feet 5 inches, 160 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.
Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon said, “Our focus is helping the agents at the Seattle FBI recover Billy safely, so he can go back to his mom where he belongs. Hawaii and the islands of the Pacific have a vibrant sailing and nautical community, and we are appealing to that community to be on the lookout for this sailboat and contact authorities with leads.”
Anyone with information about this endangered missing child, is asked to call 9 1 1.