12-31-2007, 12:53 PM #1Registered User
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TN - Kirsten Kryszak, 18, Memphis, 1 Jan 2001
She would be 25 now.
She would still have her looks -- the smashing smile, the big brown eyes, the killer dimples -- and maybe she would have settled down. Or if not settled down, calmed down, grown up.
Tonight, in the heart of Midtown's Cooper-Young area -- Memphis' mini-Greenwich Village -- Kirsten Kryszak might have strolled past the funky little storefront that is Goner Records.
Dropped in for a quick bite at Dish Mediterranean Tapas Lounge and said hi to Scott, the roadie-turned-cook she would know from the old days and, like her, a recovering drug addict.
Landed at the Young Avenue Deli for tonight's Lucero show. Hung out with some of her musician and wannabe-musician "friends" from back in the day -- Brent, Josh, and the guy everyone called "Tolly." Maybe even run into Angela, assuming that wild kindred spirit still draws breath.
Or maybe, as she did seven years ago, Kirsten Kryszak would have gone to a party. That's what you're supposed to do on New Year's Eve, right? Go to a party,have a good time, let the last night of the old year bleed into the first day of the rest of your life?
That's what Kirsten, then 18, did on a cold and snowy Sunday night.
Maybe it is what she would do again.
Maybe this time, she would make it home.
02-21-2008, 06:24 PM #2
Articles yield tips on girl missing since 2001
21 Feb 08
A seven-year-old cold case might be heating up.
Kirsten Kryszak was 18 on Dec. 31, 2000, when she went to a Midtown New Year's Eve party.
She hasn't been seen or heard from since New Year's Day 2001. For seven years, her case has been in the charge of the Memphis Police Department's Missing Persons Bureau.
"The case lies in the hands of homicide at this point," said department spokesperson Det. Monique Martin. "(The) articles (in The Commercial Appeal) gave us some tips and we're following up on those leads."
On Dec. 31, 2007, and Jan. 1, 2008, The newspaper published a two-part series about Kirsten Kryszak's disappearance. The last three people to have seen the girl and the van that they allege she stole were interviewed for those stories. Two of them gave contradicting versions about when and where Kryszak was last seen.
much, much more at link
03-05-2008, 10:05 PM #3
New Reward Money
4 March 08
The mother of a teenager missing since New Year's Day 2001 has new hope she will get answers about her daughter's disappearance. Monday, March 3, 2008, Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced he is adding $5,000 to a $12,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in Kirsten Kryszak's case. $5,000 rewards have also been added to rewards in three other Memphis cold cases.
much more at link
03-06-2008, 07:28 AM #4Registered User
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01-14-2009, 09:52 PM #5
I have done some searching on this case out of curiosity and found this.
Very interesting that the investigators just let it go and did nothing and didn'y speak to the suspects for 6 years. Sad for this family that LE did so little. After reading up on this case,it pretty much points to 3 people. Interesting comments by posters regarding this story also.
03-16-2009, 03:36 PM #6Former member
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Memphis, TN- It's been eight years since a Memphis teen disappeared after a New Years Eve party.
Kirsten Kryszak hasn't been seen or heard from since New Years Day 2001. Her case moved from the missing persons department to MPD’s homicide unit last year after police got new leads from the public.
The teen’s mother, Karen St. Mary, was in town in March 2008 when Memphis police announced an increase in reward money for her daughter's case. The missing teen's mom got another update from police a few months ago.
"I believe it was around Labor Day weekend and I decided to drop in unannounced to really see if this case was truly being worked. I think I took everybody by surprise. He did say he pretty much doesn't have anything new. No body no vehicle no case," says St. Mary.
Three key witnesses are young men who were with Kryszak the day she disappeared. One of the last men to see Kirsten said she stole their friend's 1988 Blue Ford Aerostar minivan on New Year's Day 2001. A witness told police he saw her driving near the intersection of Poplar and Highland in midtown Memphis.
"No one's ever found the van. I'm not even too clear there was a van that was actually reported missing or that this van actually existed," says the teen’s mother.
St. Mary says she has accepted the fact that her daughter probably isn't alive, but needs to know why.
"It's affected everybody. No one ever heals when something like this happens. Please anybody that's got information come forward. It's the right thing to do. It'll make you feel a lot better and it would definitely make a family that have bleeding hearts feel a lot better too."
There is an $18,000 reward for information about Kirsten Kryszak's disappearance. If you know anything, even a small detail, call Memphis Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.
Lots more here http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobe...830&st=0&#last
03-17-2009, 11:17 AM #7
Thank you for the news paper article.ALL EVIL NEEDS TO SUCCEED IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!!!!
01-22-2012, 03:20 PM #8
01-22-2012, 03:21 PM #9
Police still searching for answers in decade-old disappearance
Posted: Jun 01, 2011 12:43 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 01, 2011 11:00 PM EDT
By Ursula Madden - bio | email
MEMPHIS, TN -(WMC-TV) - It's a case that haunts a Mid-South investigator: What happened to a local teenager, who partied with friends and then simply disappeared? For years, police considered Kirsten Kryszak a missing person, but now they're investigating her case as a homicide, and need help to find the killer.
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