The Impossible case of Michael Graham
A Missing Boy
The crossing of light from holes in the drain created a tear in reality. It was the last place he was seen. His father (or mother on occasion), Harry Graham, founded Oxenfree after spending months waiting for the authorities to find his son. He returned to this storm drain and left the boy's stuffed bear inside. He waited, fell asleep, and woke to find the bear was gone. He checked his watch: 12:37. He returned every day for a week, and only then did he notice the streams of light seeping through holes in the metal.
At 12:35 every day the lights would cross creating a strange geometric star. The variations between the earth's tilt and the sun caused a new portal each day. All of them were worlds his son couldn't have entered. He used his fortune and influence to study these many worlds, all in the name of finding his son. It's the same story across the multiverse. Every Michael will find the storm drain, see the star, and in the wake of his disappearance, every version of Oxenfree is born.
An Impossible Case
Fun Fact: BoogeymenOxenfree usually maintains independence from the rest of the web. They are still called upon when cases involving children emerge. The Seekers of Oxenfree are deeply connected to any incident involving metaphysical anomalies and Boogeymen. They created their "Home Team" to handle these incidents, and their track record is surprisingly successful.
The Coldest case
Currently Michael Graham is 11 years old across all versions and timelines. The cold hard truth of the case of Michael Graham is that not all of them can be found. It is unlikely for even a majority to survive the next year.
Each Harry Graham is showing signs of mental deterioration due to their obsession, and this has led to more than one version of Oxenfree falling apart in destructive and dramatic fashion. It is an absolute fact that this case that can never be solved completely.
In one such incident, one version of Harry killed another who has yet to find his version of Michael. Without the version of Harry, it is physically impossible to locate every version of Michael and return them to their home reality.