PORTLAND, Ore. -- 'Happy birthday, Luke, wherever you are,' said the grieving mother of a vanished 11-year-old boy.
Luke Tredway, whose birthday was Wednesday, disappared May 23, 1984 while walking home from a friend's house less than a mile away in southeast Portland.
'We love you and we miss you,' said his mother, Kathleen Tredway, on his birthday.
'It has been almost ayear and there is no trace of him -- no solid leads to go on,' she said. 'It is not the fault of the police. There is a lack of information. He just disappeared.'
'His picture is on posters that have been widely distributed and also is on milk cartons since the dairy industry started doing that. But so far, nothing,' she said.
Police Detective David Schmitt said, 'We are still looking for him.'
Since Luke's picture has appeared on milk cartons, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Washington, D.C., has received several reported sightings of him across the country but Schmitt said they have turned out to be, 'lookalikes.'
The child's photo also has been shown twice recently on national TV - once on a Cable News Network program featuring missing children.