North American Missing Persons Network
Steven Earl Kraft II

1 2 3 AP
Above Images: Left and Center: Kraft, circa 2001
Right: AP to age 25

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 15, 2001 from Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 1, 1989
  • Age: 12
  • Height: 5'0"-5'2"
  • Weight: 90-100 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Lt. Brown/Sandy
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Small red birthmark on the
    left side of rib cage.
  • Clothing: Tan parachute pants, a white, tan and brown-striped
    shirt, an aqua and purple Charlotte Hornets jacket and black
    Lugz boots.
  • AKA: "Stevie"
  • Case Number: NCMC905507

  • Details of Disappearance
    Kraft was last seen playing with his family's two dogs in Benton Harbor, Michigan on February 15, 2001, between seven and eight p.m. He was about half a block away from his residence in the 2100 block of Holly Drive at the time of his disappearance. He has never been heard from again. Kraft's mother was preparing dinner while he was out with their dogs and reported his disappearance afterwards.

    Kraft's older dog returned to his family's house shortly after Kraft vanished. The dog apparently led his owners to a nearby pond, but no evidence of Kraft's whereabouts was located in the area. His puppy was found some time afterwards near a creek.

    Kraft completed a five-day suspension from Hull Elementary School shortly before his disappearance. School administrators stated that he defended himself against another student during an altercation. Both boys were suspended. Kraft is described as a good student and the incident marked the first time he was disciplined.

    Authorities searched four miles of nearby Blue Creek and a pond behind Harbor Haven Ministries in May 2001, but failed to produce any evidence of Kraft's whereabouts. Investigators searched another area of woods near the Southwestern Michigan Regional Airport in November 2002. No clues were discovered during the effort and Kraft's case remains unsolved.

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

    Benton Township Police Department
    (269) 926-8221
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation
    Detroit Field Office
    (313) 965-2323

    Source Information
    National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Polly Klaas Foundation
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    America's Most Wanted