Ryan Jan Kemp
Kemp, approximately 1981
Date reported missing : 09/15/1981
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/16/1951 (70)
Age at the time of disappearance: 30 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9 - 5'10, 135 - 145 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: 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.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : 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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September 2021 updates and sources
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