Friday, June 8, 2007

Christopher Kerze now missing 17 years, Eagan, Minnesota

I was introduced to Christopher Matthew Kerze's case when one of his mother's friends emailed me last September. She gave an overview of the circumstances of his disappearance like what you will read below. She also said that two years ago (maybe three years by now), the local police received a letter postmarked in Seattle, Washington, asking them to stop looking for Christopher and saying that he will come home when he is ready. His family thinks he might be in that area, and they wonder if he had a head injury which made him forget who he was and where he was from.

Christopher, if you are reading this, you have people who obviously love you and miss you and are still hoping that you will return safely even though you have been gone for so long.
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: April 20, 1990
from Eagan, Minnesota
Classification: Endangered Runaway
Date Of Birth:
February 19, 1973
Age: 17 years old
Height and Weight: 5'11, 135 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
Kerze had facial acne at the time of his 1990 disappearance. He wears eyeglasses
or contact lenses. Kerze's feet point outward while he is walking. He has a
one-inch scar on his forehead near the hairline and a small red birthmark on the
bottom of his foot. His nicknames are Chris and Rick-o.
Description: A long acid-washed blue denim trenchcoat, a large black cotton
sweatshirt, blue Bugle Boy jeans with pockets at the knees, brown leather boat
shoes, and a zebra-striped Swatch watch.
Medical Conditions: Kerze is
allergic to sulpha drugs. At the time of his disappearance, he was ill with a

Details of Disappearance
Kerze stayed home sick from school on
the day he disappeared. He was last seen leaving his family's residence in
Eagan, Minnesota on April 20, 1990. He was driving his family's blue Dodge
Caravan at the time of his disappearance. He left a note saying he would return
home at approximately 6:00 p.m., but he never came back. The vehicle was
discovered abandoned one week later, approximately twenty miles north of Grand
Rapids, Minnesota. There was no sign of Kerze at the scene and he has never been
heard from again.
Kerze carried a black leather wallet at the time of his
disappearance. His case remains unsolved. Authorities believe Kerze left his
family's home of his own accord.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Eagan Police Department
You can also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
The photo on the left shows Christopher around 1990; the one on the right shows what he might look like today. Both photos are from The Charley Project (link above).
You can print a poster of Christopher here.


oldfriend said...

This is a message for Chris if he were to ever read this.

Chris it is not only your family who misses and loves you but your old friends as well. You have always been and will always be in our hearts and minds.

Blogophile said...

Any word on Christopher? I follow his case . . .

Anonymous said...

I was a friend of Chris's from elementary school through junior high and I can't believe he's still missing. He was a great kid... I just thought of him because Runaway Train was playing on the radio and I remember seeing his face on the video when I was in college. It still gives me chills...