Steven Dick Kirchhoff
North American Missing Persons Network
Steven Dick Kirchhoff

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 5, 1978 from Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 16, 1955
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Kirchhoff has several fillings
    in his teeth and has had other dental work done.
  • Clothing: A short burnt orange leather jacket, a blue sweater,
    dark blue corduroy pants, and brown shoes with the word GASS written on
    the soles.
  • AKA: Steve
  • Case Number: W78-850

  • Details of Disappearance
    Steven Kirchhoff was last seen at his Cedar Falls home on January 24, 1978, by his brother, Tommy. When Tommy Kirchhoff did not see his brother for the next 12 days, he reported him missing to the Waterloo Police Department on February 5.

    Steven Kirchhoff was suspected of being involved in the sale of illegal drugs and foul play is suspected in his disappearance.

    He was employed as a lineman for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad but had been laid off weeks before his disappearance.

    Another missing Iowa man, Richard Forsyth, may have been connected in some way to Kirchoff’s disappearance. Forsyth allegedly paid cash for a Cadillac seven days after Kirchhoff vanished, and disappeared himself in 1979. The Kirchhoff family had tracked Forsyth to an uncle’s home in Arizona. However, Forsyth allegedly learned of the search and fled. Forsyth is also still missing and has not been conclusively linked to Kirchhoff’s case.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Waterloo Police Department

    Source Information
    Iowa Cold Cases