Kirsten Joy Kryszak
North American Missing Persons Network
Kirsten Joy Kryszak

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Above Images: Bottom Right: Kirsten's photo is shown age-progressed to 31 years.

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 1, 2001 from Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 16, 1982
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 5'1"
  • Weight: 110 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: A circular scar on her back.
  • Medical Conditions: History of drug abuse
  • Clothing: A light jacket and a miniskirt.
  • Case Number: 101002440

  • Details of Disappearance
    Kirsten Kryszak was last seen after a New Year's eve party in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee on January 1, 2001. She was last seen driving away in a 1988 blue Ford Aerostar van owned by Bradford S. Toland. The van has never been recovered. Toland stated he reported it as stolen, but investigators have been unable to locate the report.

    Josh Anders and Brent Wolverton, two of the last men to see Kryszak told conflicting stories about where and when they last saw her, and how she came to allegedly steal the van owned by mutual friend Toland. Wolverton was dating Kirsten at the time. Josh Anders said he drove Kirsten around for "four or five hours" in Toland's van on New Year's Day. He said she couldn't find the house she was looking for and she stole the van when he returned to Wolverton's Midtown apartment and got out of the van.

    Mr. Wolverton claims that he was across the street at a neighbor’s apartment on New Year's morning and he saw the Aerostar van pull up with Kirsten, Josh Anders and another man. They knocked on the doo and then got back in the van. Wolverton says Anders told him Kirsten drove off in the van at 2:00 from a gas station, stealing it.

    Kryszak did not take any extra clothing, money or personal belongings. Her mother didn't know she was missing until January 3 when a man named Earl called to say Kirsten hadn't been home since Dec. 31. Earl had recently started letting Kirsten stay with him in a duplex in Orange Mound.

    She was leading a self-destructive lifestyle at the time of her disappearance and was involved with drugs. She had been through rehabilitation twice, but continued to abuse substances.

    Kryszak grew up in Indiana, and moved to Memphis at age 16 to live with her father. She attended White Station High School for at least parts of two years before dropping out. She had a history of running away from home in both Indiana and Tennessee, but she always kept in touch with her family. None of her relatives have heard from her since her disapperance, and her Social Security number has not been used.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Memphis Police Department (Tennessee)
    Crime Stoppers
    (901) 528-2274

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