|Location||Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Disappeared||21 December 1982|
|Missing for||38 years|
Darko Stančević (Born 17 April 1980) was a young boy from Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina who went missing in 1982 and is believed to have been kidnapped and subsequently raised by a family in Italy.
Stančević was only 2 years and 8 months old when he mysteriously vanished on the 21st of December, 1982. His parents were at work, so he spent the day with his grandparents, playing with the children in his neighborhood (Rudarska str.no.283, Mostar) and riding his bicycle. After rain started falling, all the children left for their homes but Darko failed to show up home, even though his grandmother had seen him mere minutes before entering home herself. Darko's discarded bicycle was found at the end of the same residential street where the family lived and close to the river Neretva.
Police have ruled out theories of an accidental drowning or a hit and run, and strongly suspect a kidnapping. A tip from a family friend in Italy led to a person with a strong resemblance to Darko and his father but he refused DNA testing on the advice of his attorney.
- Blond hair.
- Blue eyes.
- Speaks Italian.