Christopher Matthew Kerze

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Christopher, circa 1990;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 36 (circa 2009)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 20, 1990 from Eagan, Minnesota
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date Of Birth: February 19, 1973
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Christopher had severe facial acne at the time of his 1990 disappearance. He wears eyeglasses or contact lenses; his glasses have blue wire rims. He's badly nearsighted with 20/400 vision in both eyes. Christopher's feet point outward while he is walking. He has a one-inch scar on his forehead near the hairline and a small red birthmark on the bottom of his foot. His nicknames are Chris and Rick-o.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A mid-calf length acid-washed blue denim trenchcoat, a size large black cotton sweatshirt, size 29M blue Bugle Boy jeans with pockets at the knees, white crew socks, size 11 or 11 1/2 brown leather boat shoes, and a zebra-striped Swatch watch. Carrying a black bi-fold leather wallet with his Minnesota driver's license.
  • Medical Conditions: Christopher is allergic to sulpha drugs. At the time of his disappearance, he was ill with a fever.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Christopher stayed home sick from school on the day he disappeared. He was last seen leaving his family's residence in Eagan, Minnesota on April 20, 1990. He was driving his family's blue Dodge Caravan at the time of his disappearance. He left a note saying he would return home at approximately 6:00 p.m., but he never came back. The vehicle was discovered abandoned one week later, approximately twenty miles north of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. There was no sign of Christopher at the scene and he has never been heard from again. Authorities believe he left of his own accord.

    In 2004, the Eagan police received an anonymous letter postmarked Seattle, Washington that said they should stop trying to find Christopher and he would come home when he was ready. Authorities were unable to determine who sent the letter or if it was a legitimate communication, but they won't close the missing persons case until they can verify Christopher's whereabouts and well-being. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Eagan Police Department
    612-454-3900

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    America's Most Wanted
    NamUs

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 19, 2013; two pictures added, distinguishing characteristics, clothing/jewelry description and details of disappearance updated.

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