Keith Reinhard
North American Missing Persons Network
Keith Reinhard

Above Images: Keith Reinhard

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 7, 1988 from Silver Plume, Clear Creek County, Colorado
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 5, 1939
  • Age: 49
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Case Number: 88-1408

  • Details of Disappearance
    Keith had taken a 90 day leave of absence from the Herald to work, write, reflect and regenerate in the Colorado town of Silver Plume. During that summer, Reinhard lived in a small apartment in the back of an abandoned Catholic church and rented a tiny shop where he sold matted photographs. He also worked on a novel he was writing. Friends described Reinhard as a free spirit and said his interest in photography and in panning for gold in Colorado rivers took him west. Reinhard went to Colorado alone, leaving his wife of three years at home.

    Around 5pm on August 7, Reinhard announced he was heading into the mountains for a brief hike to the top of Pendeleton Mountain. He failed to return at 10pm as scheduled. A day later, when Reinhard hadn't returned, a massive ground and air search began. The official search for him was called off August 14, 1988, after hundreds of searchers logged more than 10,000 man-hours without finding a single clue.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Clear Creek County Sheriff
    Detective Sgt. Gremillion

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