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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.

    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...n-disappeared/

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    Articles yield tips on girl missing since 2001

    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...sing-since-01/

    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.

    No more.

    "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

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    New Reward Money

    http://www.myeyewitnessnews.com/news...1-ab3ac6970fbb

    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.

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    I have done some searching on this case out of curiosity and found this.


    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...arise-missing/

    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.

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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.
    http://www.myeyewitnessnews.com/news...4yl4Wktsw.cspx

    Lots more here http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobe...830&st=0&#last

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    Thank you for the news paper article.
    ALL EVIL NEEDS TO SUCCEED IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!!!!

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    Police still searching for answers in decade-old disappearance

    http://www.wmctv.com/story/14794245/...type=printable

    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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    TN - Kirsten Kryszak, 18, Memphis, 1 Jan 2001

    Kirsten Joy Kryszak

    Date of Birth Nov 16, 1982

    * Missing Since
    * Dec 31, 2000
    * Missing From
    * Memphis, TN
    * Age Now
    * 34
    * Sex
    * Female
    * Race
    * White
    * Hair Color
    * Brown
    * Eye Color
    * Brown
    * Height
    * 5'1"
    * Weight
    * 110 lbs



    Kirsten's photo is shown age-progressed to 31 years. She was last seen on December 31, 2000. Kirsten may have been in a blue 1988 Ford Aerostar van. Neither the van nor Kirsten have been seen since. She has a circular scar on her back.

    Missing Since: January 1, 2001 from Memphis, Tennessee
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date of Birth: November 16, 1982
    Age: 18 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'1, 110 pounds

    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Kryszak's hair may have been styled in dreadlocks at the time of her disappearance. She has numerous ear piercings and a large circular scar in the center of her upper back. She also has dimples, which are more pronounced on the right side.

    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light brown fringed jacket, a red satin minidress, and a silver ring with a turquoise stone.

    Medical Conditions: Kryszak has a history of drug abuse.

    Details of Disappearance
    Kryszak was last seen after a New Year's party in Memphis, Tennessee on January 1, 2001. She was with her boyfriend, Brent Wolverton, and another man, Josh Anders, when she was last seen. Both men played in Interstate, a local band, which was performing at the party that night.

    Anders stated that after the party, at 10:00 a.m., Kryszak asked him for a ride home. He borrowed a blue 1988 Ford Aerostar van with the Kentucky license plate number CYV100. It belonged to another guest at the party, Bradford S. "Tolly" Toland. They drove around for four or five hours, but could not find the house Kryszak was looking for, so they went to Wolverton's apartment on Clark Place. When Anders walked up to the front door, Kryszak got behind the wheel of the van and drove away. Wolverton, however, stated Kryszak went to his apartment that afternoon with Anders and Toland, and the three of them knocked on the door, then left. He said one of them called him at 2:00 p.m. to say Kryszak had stolen the van while they were getting gas. She has never been heard from again. The day she disappeared was very cold and snowy, and road conditions were poor.

    The van has never been recovered. Toland stated he reported it as stolen, but investigators have been unable to locate the report. Kryszak did not take any extra clothing, money or personal belongings with her when she vanished. She was leading a high-risk lifestyle at the time of her disappearance and was involved with drugs.

    She had been through drug rehabilitation twice, unsuccessfully. Kryszak grew up in Indiana, and moved to Memphis at age 16 to live with her father. She dropped out of White Station High School. She had a history of running away from home in both Indiana and Tennessee, but she always kept in touch with her family. None of her relatives have heard from her since her disappearance, and her Social Security number has not been used.

    Although there is no evidence that Kryszak was a crime victim, authorities and her family believe she is deceased. Her case remains unsolved.

    Call Memphis Police 901-545-2677


    “... not in our stars, but in ourselves...”. Shakespeare


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    TN - Kirsten Kryszak, 18, Memphis, 1 Jan 2001

    Kirsten Joy Kyrszak is now one of 3460 children on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US


    “... not in our stars, but in ourselves...”. Shakespeare

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    A picture of Kirsten - she had a small circular scar on her back, that's the only real defining feature listed.

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