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Adam Joseph Herrman
Adam Joseph Herrman
Adam Joseph Herrman
Adam Joseph Herrman
Adam Joseph Herrman, age-progressed to 21 years
Adam Joseph Herrman, age-progressed to 26 years
- Circa 1999 -
Age-progressed to 21 years
Age-progressed to 26 years

MISSING since July 1, 1999 from Towanda, Kansas

Police Case #08-10905
NCMEC Case #NCMC1111545

Classification:
Endangered Missing
Hair Color:
Blonde
Age Missing:
12
Eye Color:
Blue
Gender:
Male
Height:
4'4"
Race:
Caucasian
Weight:
67 lbs.
Date of Birth:
June 8, 1987
Alias/Nickname:
Birth name is Irvin Sylvester Groeninger, III

Identifying Characteristics:
He wears eyeglasses with gold wire frames. He has a birthmark on his back at the waistline, about one quarter-inch by one half-inch in size. He has numerous scars on his abdomen, and a three-quarter-inch scar on the inside of his left thigh.
Circumstances of Disappearance:
Doug HerrmanValerie HerrmanUnknown. His photos above are shown age-progressed to 21 years and 26 years, respectively. Adam was last seen in Towanda, Kansas sometime during the late spring or summer of 1999. He lived in the Pine Ridge Mobile Home Park with his adoptive parents, Douglas Herrman and Valerie Herrman (photos at right), and his two younger siblings. The Herrmans stated that Adam had run away during the first week of May after Valerie Herrman had disciplined him. They said they were afraid to report him missing because they thought they might get into trouble with the authorities. They continued to collect adoption subsidy payments for Adam until his eighteenth birthday. Adam's disappearance wasn't revealed to police until 2008, when his adoptive sister contacted them after she'd tried to locate him through the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and discovered that the SRS believed he'd lived with the Herrmans until he turned 18, something his sister knew was not true. The Herrmans were charged with felony theft for accepting subsidy payments and claiming Adam on their tax returns, but they have never been charged with Adam's disappearance. Foul play is suspected, and his case remains unsolved.
Investigating Agency/Contact:

Wichita Police Department: 1-316-268-4220
Or
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678

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