11-28-2005, 04:11 PM #1
MD - Kenneth Warren Hager, 11, Baltimore, 9 April 1947
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Case File 1135DMMD
Hager, circa 1947
Kenneth Warren Hager
Missing since April 9, 1947 from Baltimore, Maryland.
- Date Of Birth: May 23, 1935
- Age at Time of Disappearance: 11 years old
- Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'10"; 90 lbs.
- Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; brown eyes.
- Marks, Scars: Hager has a scar on his head and has epilepsy.
- Clothing: Hager was wearing a blue-gray overcoat with his name sewn into it, a navy blue and red skull cap, brown trousers, a white shirt with his name on it and gray tennis shoes.
- Dentals: Missing a tooth
Circumstances of Disappearance
Kenneth Hager walked out the door at 1637 Lansing Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland after taking a piece of ice from his mother.
Hager had disappeared once before about 2 years prior to this disappearance. At that time he had made his way back to his old home located at 2100 block East Chase Street. He was found talking to a neighbor and had suffered what appeared to be cigarette burns from a person he described as a "bad boy".
He enjoyed cars and would, therefore, get into any car, if he was asked to.
He was spotted on a few occasions just after his disappearance. James Burdett, a streetcar motorman and a neighbor of the Hagers, recognized him at the corner of Dundalk and Eastern Avenues that afternoon. Also, a family friend of the Hagers told Mrs. Hager that in 1962 a young man about 26 or 27 was seen in a grocery store in Dundalk. He was unable to speak, but had handed her a grocery order to fill, and she did so. He never returned to the store and no one has seen or heard from him since.
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Last Updated on: May 24, 2005
Last edited by Cubby; 01-09-2011 at 11:54 AM.
11-28-2005, 04:37 PM #2
A total of 2348 Baltimoreans were reported missing to the Missing Persons Bureau during 1947, according to the annual report of Police Commissioner Hamilton R. Atkinson.
The number of persons under 21 totaled 1657.
The number of men and boys under 21-1472-reported missing, almost doubled the number of women-876.
Among the 31 young men and boys under 21 still missing, is Kenneth Hager, 11-year-old mentally handicapped youngster who disappeared April 9 while playing on the street near his home in the 1600 block of Lansing Avenue.
Four boys missing include: Robert Ladany Jr., 14, of the 600 block of South Lehigh street, who has been missing since October 25; Lawrence E. Peters, 15, reported missing from his home in the 200 block of South Gilmor street December 12; Joseph Redolfi, 17, of the 3700 block of Claremont Ave, missing since December 27; and Gordon T. Powell, 15, missing since December 13.
I wonder if any of the other boys missing that year were ever found?
What a sad story, that poor little boy.
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Siblings Hope DNA Will Solve 60-Year-Old Cold Case
It's been 60 years since then 11-year-old Kenny Hager walked out of his east Baltimore house never to be seen again.
Now, three of his siblings have given their DNA samples, hoping that perhaps a John Doe in the city morgue records will match and their six decades of uncertainty will finally be over.
"It's all my mother and father wanted to know before they passed away. Now we're not going to be on this earth that much longer. We need to know what happened to him," Kenny's brother Robert told Richard Sher.
01-09-2011, 11:08 AM #5
Charley Project listing for Kenneth:
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02-25-2011, 10:11 PM #8
WOW! What an interesting case. I clicked on it because I noticed he disappeared on my fathers 3rd birthday. I am going to do some research and post his story on my blogspot blog and my missing kids site. TY for posting, Kenneth's case.
02-26-2011, 07:51 PM #9
I wonder if anything ever became of the DNA testing. It would be surprising to me if the authorities knew to keep such DNA evidence on John Does back in those days. I sure hope so.
I'd like to know just how mentally handicapped he truly was??
I know he could not speak, but did he understand what was happening in his surroundings, did he recognize people such as neighbors and other town people?
The epilepsy scares me though. I wonder if he had some sort of seizure that left him with loss of memory, scared and confused to the point that someone could hurt or take advantage of him in any way.
My 6 year old daughter has has had a few seizures and is now on meds to control them. She doesn't remember any of it afterwards at all. I always worry about her having one out in public alone.
Something like that could have happened to little Kenneth.
03-10-2011, 11:15 PM #10
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03-11-2011, 01:28 PM #12
I wish there was a way to get in contact with "Desilita". She seems to have a lot of information about this case as well as contact with the family.
Doesn't look like she has been on that paticulsr site in awhile (2007)
I wonder if anything ever came of the DNA collected from the family?
I tried to register for the site with no luck.
03-11-2011, 03:27 PM #13
Yes,guys, I agree she/he could be a valuable resource. also, I wish they had linked the UID's Doe page so we could compare. I'm going to look in Md UID's in Doe to see if I can find the one. Here is my blog. http://genkidjericho.blogspot.com/20...ren-hager.html
09-15-2011, 08:56 PM #14
family still searching. Here is a comment they left on my blog. Anonymous said...
Kenneth Hager is my uncle. My Mom is the youngest of his siblings (being born 11 years after he disappeared). My sister and I have strong hopes to find out some answers regarding his disappearance and have done everything we could to put his name out there.
11-13-2012, 11:17 PM #15
Just came across this case. How awful for the family. I read in one of the links the father searched the streets for hours everyday for Kenneth until he retired. How heartbreaking.
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