Dennis Vern Kunkel

Kunkel, circa 2010

  • Missing Since 05/18/2010
  • Missing From Medina, Ohio
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 04/19/1966 (53)
  • Age 44 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'0 - 6'1, 165 - 185 pounds
  • Medical Conditions Kunkel had been addicted to drugs in the past, but he was in recovery at the time of his disappearance and hadn't shown any signs of relapse.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Kunkel may go by his middle name, Vern. His nickname is Den. He has very straight teeth.

Details of Disappearance

Kunkel was last seen in Medina, Ohio on May 18, 2010. He saw his brother that day and said he didn't feel well, and took a nap. He was gone by 4:00 p.m. He was supposed to meet with his mother and stepfather the next day so he could help move their boat, but he never showed up. He has never been heard from again.

On May 22, Kunkel's silver Chevrolet pickup truck was found abandoned at a Subway in the 5100 block of Manchester Road in Akron, Ohio, just south of the Portage Lakes State Park entrance. It was locked and there were no indications of foul play.

Prior to his disappearance, Kunkel kept in daily contact with his family; it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. He had a stump-grinding business and is a good handyman. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Medina Police Department 330-725-7777

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 5, 2011; alternate height and weight added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.