Ryan Jan Kemp

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Above Images: Kemp, circa 1981

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 15, 1981 from Germansville, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 16, 1951
  • Age: 30 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9 - 5'10, 135 - 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Kemp may use the last name Kennel. He had a mustache at the time of his disappearance and he is supposed to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kemp was last seen having lunch at King's IGA Supermarket on Route 873 in Germansville, Pennsylvania on September 15, 1981. He has never been heard from again. Two days later, his truck was located in the parking lot of the Buffalo Inn on Route 309.

    Kemp graduated from Slatington High School in 1969. He was a good student and played on the football and wrestling teams. He attended Pennsylvania State University for two years before dropping out, then worked at New Jersey Zinc Co. for a few years until he was laid off. At the time of his disappearance, he was a part-time student at Lehigh County Community College, working towards a career in mechanical engineering. He was declared legally dead in 1989. Few details are available in his case, but foul play is suspected.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pennsylvania State Police
    610-861-2026

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Morning Call

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 7, 2017; details of disappearance updated.

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