BOY REPORTED MISSING AFTER A DECADE ..... An Unfortunate Kansas Story

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 06, 2009 1:01 PM GMT
    A boy that went missing in 1999 is finally being investigated in El Dorado,
    our county seat for Butler County here in Kansas. Very unfortunate.



    (CNN) -- Authorities in Kansas are looking for a boy who disappeared about a decade ago, but was not reported missing until a few weeks ago.


    Adam Herrman has not been seen since 1999, when he was 11 or 12.

    "We don't know what happened to Adam Herrman past '99, when he was last seen," Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy said at a news conference in El Dorado.

    "Is he alive, is he dead? That one I can't answer because we don't know," he added.

    Adam was 11 or 12 when he was last seen, Murphy said. At the time, he was living in a mobile home park in Towanda, a small town in southern Kansas, with his adoptive parents, Doug and Valerie Herrman. The couple did not report him missing, Murphy said.

    A few weeks ago, a person notified Sedgwick County Exploited and Missing Children's Unit of a "concern" regarding Adam, Murphy said.

    The agency did not immediately return CNN's phone call seeking additional information.

    Wichita attorney Warner Eisenbise, who is representing Adam's adoptive parents, said the couple "really rue the fact that they didn't" report the boy missing.

    "They feel very guilty" about not doing that, he said in a telephone interview. The couple told him the boy had run away frequently, he said, and they believed him to be either with his biological parents or homeless.

    Although the Herrmans did not report him missing, "they were very worried about him," he said
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    Jan 06, 2009 2:03 PM GMT
    WOW! At the very least they should have reported this young missing even if they did not want him returned. It will be interesting how this all plays out. The big question is why are THEY reporting this NOW!icon_mad.gif
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    Jan 06, 2009 2:35 PM GMT
    Well, I don't know why they didn't report it, but it can't help their image in the authorities eyes.
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    Jan 06, 2009 2:36 PM GMT
    I heard about this... I still can't fucking believe it!
    And to think I was so upset when Caylee Anthony's mother didn't report her missing for a month!
  • MuslDrew

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    Jan 06, 2009 4:07 PM GMT
    The adoptive parents are bizarre at best. I can't imagine what they were thinking when they chose not to report him missing.
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    Jan 06, 2009 4:10 PM GMT
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    This is truly amazing...how...why...WTF!?
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    Jan 06, 2009 4:13 PM GMT
    Bull-cough-sh^*

    Hopefully, the young man ran away and found a better life.
    These "people" did not care about him.

  • CAtoFL

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    Jan 06, 2009 4:26 PM GMT
    This reminded me of the Bond movie 'Diamonds Are Forever'.

    The villian Blofeld was trying to pick a target to blow up to prove his firepower, He's ready to fire his satellite and states that "the satellite is now over ... Kansas. Well, if we blow up Kansas the world may not hear about it for years".

  • jeg75sea

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    Jan 06, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    How did it not come up sooner? At the very least wouldn't a relative of the adoptive parents say "Hey, I've got Adam's Xmas gifts..." or something?

    Very puzzling... More to this story I'm sure...
  • EricLA

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    Jan 06, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    Ducky44 saidWOW! At the very least they should have reported this young missing even if they did not want him returned. It will be interesting how this all plays out. The big question is why are THEY reporting this NOW!icon_mad.gif


    From the story, someone turned them in. So, you have to wonder who and why THEY waited ten years. The whole story is bizarre and tragically sad.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 07, 2009 1:28 PM GMT
    And here comes the coverage on the "Today" Show.... I don't know whats worse, a tragedy like this or watching Ann Coulter on the show.

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