When a Colorado teen struggles with the effects of a past family tragedy, local authorities demand that he attend a residential treatment facility for troubled youth, where things take a turn for the worse. After a desperate phone call from her son, his mother prepares to intervene—only for him to immediately disappear. A mother seeks answers that have been withheld for more than 30 years in this episode of Last Seen Alive

Please share Bobby’s missing person poster, which includes an age-progressed photo.

Sources used to research this episode:

Glare of Psychiatric-Care Review Falls on Cedar Springs Hospital / Care of Military Dependents, Retirees Examined (Genevieve Anton / The Colorado Springs Gazette, May 17th, 1992 ed.)

Colorado Springs Boy Disappears from Youth Treatment Home (Kirk Mitchell / Denver Post)

20 Years Later: Springs Mother Still Searching for Missing Son (Chiara Lotierzo / CBS11 News)

Robert Thomas Pillsen-Rahier (The Charley Project)

670DMCO – Robert Thomas Pillsen-Rahier (The Doe Network)

Teen Vanishes from Suspicious Psychiatric Facility (Cat Leigh via medium.com)

Video: “Bringing It Home” – Missing Robert Pillsen-Rahier (Dennis Crowley)

Glare of Psychiatric-Care Review Falls on Cedar Springs Hospital/ Care of Military Dependents, Retirees Examined (Genevieve Anton / Colorado Springs Gazette)

Professional Perpetrators: Sex Offenders Who Use Their Employment To Target and Sexually Abuse the Children With Whom They Work (Joe Sullivan and Anthony Beech / Child Abuse Review Journal)

Unique Considerations Regarding Juveniles Who Commit Sexual Offenses (Roger Przybylski and Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky / US Department of Justice)

Mental Disorders and Criminal Re-Referrals in Juveniles who Sexually Offended (Lisette A ‘t Hart-Kerkhoffs et al. / Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health)

Teenager’s Death on Hike Investigated (LA Times Archives)

The Troubled Teen Industry (unsilenced.org)

If you know anything about the disappearance of Robert “Bobby” Pillsen-Rahier, please call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000.

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