Kevin Lee Ellsworth

Endangered Missing

Missing From: International Falls, Minnesota

Missing Since: July 11, 1982

Age: 18 -- Height: 5'11" -- Weight: 180 lbs -- Hair Color: Brown -- Eye Color: Blue

Kevin has a steel pin/screw in his right thumb/wrist joint from a motorcycle accident.

Kevin disappeared the night of July 11, 1982 when he was reported to have been sleeping in a basement room of the Rex Hotel the night it burnt down.

Kevin had done some janitorial work for his father in the hotel and had a key. After flames engulfed the hotel, the car Kevin had been using earlier that day was found across the street from the hotel. After the fire, his remains were not found, and it was rumored that a woman recognized a person with Kevin's distinctive style of clothing walking in the Falls the next day.

Earlier in the night of his disappearance, he was involved in a disruption at the local Union Hall. In the continuing investigation officers had found that a person who was with Kevin at the Union Hall stated that about 2:30 am Kevin left from the Union Hall heading toward the Bowling alley. His parting words were "Anybody who stayes around here is going to jail, come with me to heaven."

Kevin's remains were not recovered, and soon after, a key from the Rex Hotel was found in a nearby area. It is unknown if the key recovered was from the room Kevin was purported to be sleeping in.

Kevin has ties to Washington State as that is where his family lived.

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