Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On February 8, 2007, 22 year old Julian Rene Kirchoff was involved in an altercation with as many as seven men at the Esperanza Apartments in Bisbee, Arizona.
A gunshot was heard and according to eyewitness testimony, Julian's car driven by one of the assailants left the apartments following a dark colored sedan and headed south towards the Mexican border five miles away.
According to the eyewitness, Julian was pulled from the driver's seat into the back seat of his own car, a 1992 Gold Nissan Maxima, by one or more of the people involved in his abduction.
Someone who lived in the apartment complex called the police to report hearing a gunshot at approximately 10:30pm. Police responded to the complex and found an empty 380 shell casing in the parking lot. Police also talked to Vanessa Estrada who said that Julian's car had backed into her car parked in the parking lot presumably by Julian in his attempt to escape.
Attempts to locate Julian and his vehicle were unsuccessful and to this day neither has been found.
The individuals who were named as suspects early in the investigation were questioned briefly and then released and they fled back to Mexico.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Bisbee Police Dept
Det. Bill Silva
Det. Albert Echave