Richard Kirchmann

Above: Kirchmann, circa 1996


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 5, 1996 from Sylmar, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 12, 1950
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Kirchmann had a moustache at the time of his 1996 disappearance. He wears eyeglasses. He has a tattoo of the cartoon character Snoopy on his forearm and another tattoo of the name "Liz" written in old English script.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white shirt and blue shorts.
  • Medical Conditions: Kirchmann may have been in the early stages of dementia at the time of his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kirchmann was last seen in Sylmar, California on July 5, 1996. He was employed as a truck driver for a brewing company in Los Angeles, California in 1996. He told a co-worker he wanted to travel to St. Louis, Missouri for a few days, but it is not known if he ever arrived there. He packed his belongings before he left.

    Kirchmann's car was discovered abandoned at Ontario International Airport in California on July 12, one week after he disappeared. There was no sign of Kirchmann at the scene and no indication that he boarded a flight out of the airport. He has never been heard from again. Some investigators theorize that he does not remember who he is and is hospitalized somewhere as a "John Doe" patient.

    Some agencies may state that Kirchmann disappeared from San Fernando, California on July 12, 1996.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles Police Department


    Source Information
    Los Angeles Police Department
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Los Angeles Daily News
    The Doe Network


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 1, 2007; distingusishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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