Christopher Matthew Kerze
North American Missing Persons Network
Christopher Matthew Kerze

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Above Images: Bottom Right Two: age-progressed to 43 years.

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 20, 1990 from Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 19, 1973
  • Age: 17
  • Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: He wears glasses or contacts.
    Small scar in hairline on left front of head. Severe acne. Small red
    birthmark on bottom of one foot.
  • Clothing: A light blue trench coat, black sweatshirt,
    blue jeans, Bugle Boy brand, size 29M and brown leather shoes,
    size 11 or 11 1/2. Black leather wallet which folds in half
    containing Kerze's MN drivers' license.
  • Jewelry: Black "Swatch" watch. Half of the wrist band
    for the watch is black & white (zebra-like stripes).
  • AKA: Chris, Rick-o
  • Case Number: 90005916

  • Details of Disappearance
    Christopher was last seen in Eagan on April 20, 1990. Kerze stayed home from school sick with the flu on April 20, 1990. Sometime during the day he decided to head north to where his grandparents grew up near Grand Rapids. When his parents returned home later in the day, the family's blue Dodge Caravan was gone. Christopher had left a note. He said he'd be back by 6 p.m. He never returned.

    The following day a letter arrived at the Kerze home. It was a suicide note written by their missing son.

    A week later, authorities found the Caravan about 20 miles north of Grand Rapids in an area near the George Washington State Forest and the Chippewa National Forest. A search of the area failed to turn up any sign of the teen or the 20 gauge shotgun Kerze had with him at the time he went missing.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Eagan Police Department
    (651) 675-5842

    Source Information
    City Pages