Ronald Brett Kinser
Kinser, approximately 1993; Age when reported missing: 37 (approximately 2005)
Date reported missing : 12/23/1993
Missing location (approx) :
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/25/1968 (52)
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A purple t-dyed shirt, blue jeans and black lace-up ankle-high moccasins.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Dark brown hair, blue eyes. Kinser goes by his middle name, Brett. He had a short beard at the time of his disappearance, and he also wears contact lenses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kinser was involved in a car accident only fifty feet from the end of the driveway at his family's residence on Cemetery Road in Bowling Green, Kentucky, at approximately midnight on December 23, 1993. He had been headed to town when he overturned his car on Cumberland TEthnicity : Road, near Interstate 65 and Cemetery Road. The car, which belonged to his grandmother, was totaled.
Two passersby asked Kinser if he was all right. He had a cut on his forehead above his eye but appeared to be otherwise uninjured. He thanked them, ran into a nearby field, and disappeared. An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of him. One theory is he accepted a ride from a passing motorist.
Kinser's mother, a sheriff's deputy, stated her son had a history of drug abuse and once served a short jail sentence for drug possession. She theorized he might have been fleeing from someone in the drug world when he disappeared. He left behind his wallet, and he had less than $5 in cash when he went missing. Since his disappearance, his Social Security number has not been used.
Kinser was close to his grandmother, and she had been diagnosed with cancer prior to his disappearance. She has since died, and he didn't show up for her funeral. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Kentucky State Police
Warren County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
The Missing Persons Bureau
WBKO ABC 13
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The Bowling Green Daily News
October 12, 2004. December 23, 2020; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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