On the Lookout for Kerby Bessey Facebook Page


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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
• Missing Since: August 28, 1986 from Coos Bay, Oregon
• Classification: Missing
• Date of Birth: May 2, 1959
• Age: 27 years old
• Height and Weight: 5'11, 165 pounds
• Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
• Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt, a two-tone blue jacket, blue jeans and brown house shoes.

Details of Disappearance
Bessey last seen at the Blue Moon Cafe and Lounge on south Broadway Street in Coos Bay, Oregon on August 28, 1986. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in Bessey's case. He is a graduate of Marshfield High School.

Memorial for Missing Brother - August 2016

Thirty years after Kerby Bessey disappeared, family and friends are making plans to gather together to memorialize him later this month at Sunset Beach.

His sister, Annette Bessey, said it's been really hard not knowing what happened to him.

“When you don't know 100 percent sure that this is what happened it kind of makes you go into a tailspin, it's just really hard,” she said.
Coos Bay police Chief Gary McCullough said his department has investigated every tip it has gotten about the case. In 2010, he said the department brought cadaver dogs to an area in Myrtle Point to search for a body, to no avail.

Bessey said she thinks she knows what happened to her brother, it’s just a matter of finding evidence. But even if investigators found a body, Bessey said she doesn’t know if she’ll be able to move on.

“Sometimes I worry that he didn’t get laid to rest properly,” Bessey said, “I’m just hoping that somehow in your brain you’ll just get to a better place. But, I don’t know if I ever will.”