Kenneth Lawrence Welch

Above: Welch, circa 1980


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 3, 1980 from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 9, 1941
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Welch has a red birthmark on the nape of his neck.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Welch called his mother on April 3, 1980 and said he was calling from a pay phone on Washington Street in Phoenix, Arizona. He told her a gang was after him and said he would be staying in a local hotel. She never heard from him again. Welch's mother didn't report him missing until 1989; she is now deceased. His case remains unsolved. Flagstaff, Arizona police are investigating.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 12, 2016; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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