Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
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.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Waterloo Police Department
Iowa Cold Cases