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  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Missing Since: July 12, 1960 from the Angeles National Forest, California
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date of Birth: July 21, 1953
    Age: 6 years old
    Height and Weight: 4'5, 65 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue jeans and a white t-shirt with the words "Summer Fun Club" printed on the front.

    Details of Disappearance

    Kremen was last seen near Buckhorn Flat in the Angeles National Forest in California on July 12, 1960. He was camping with a group of approximately 80 children and adults from the Young Men Christian's Association (YMCA) in Los Angeles, California at the time. He was playing with two other children about 300 yards from the YMCA campsite when he became separated from them and was never seen again. The group realized Kremen was missing just a few minutes after he disappeared and they conducted a search of the area, but turned up no signs as to his whereabouts.

    Authorities initially believed Kremen had become lost or injured in the mountains, and a massive search was conducted in the days following his disappearance. The area where he disappeared is very rugged with many chasms and cliffs. Kremen is now believed to have disappeared under suspicious circumstances, however. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and resided in the 11000 block of Dempsey Avenue in Grenada Hills, California in 1960.

    Authorities believe Mack Ray Edwards was responsible for Kremen's disappearance, and a string of other children's disappearances and homicides in California. In 1970, Edwards pleaded guilty to killing three California children and sentenced to death at his own request. He confessed to killing Brenda Howell, Donald Baker and Roger Madison as well, and authorities believe he was also most likely responsible for the disappearances of Karen Tompkins and Thomas Bowman. Edwards lead authorities to a site where he said he had buried some of his victims, but no evidence was located. He committed suicide on death row in 1971. A photograph of Edwards is posted below this case summary. His alleged victims ranged in age from eight years to sixteen.

    Kremen's case was reopened in 2007 as authorities renewed the search for the bodies of Edwards's victims. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator in the 1950s and 1960s, and helped construct many highways across the state of California. Investigators believe he may have buried the children's remains under the highways. Foul play is suspected in Kremen's disappearance due to the circumstances involved.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

    323-890-5500
     
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    I have been researching Bruce's disappearance for the past two years, and I think it highly likely that Mack Ray Edwards was responsible for his disappearance.
     
  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    One of those "click-bait" articles, but at least it's about something worthwhile.

    9 real-life horror stories of people who disappeared and were never found

    7) Bruce Kremen (California, 1960)


    Bruce Kremen disappeared while attending camp. He was playing with a few other boys just a short distance from the camp, when he became separated from them and was never seen again. Initially believing him to be lost in the San Gabriel Mountains, authorities mounted a massive search for him but were unable to find either the boy or his remains. Now, however, authorities believe him to have come in contact with Mack Ray Edwards, one of America's least known, yet most prolific serial killers, who worked on highway construction and perhaps buried the remains of his victims beneath the asphalt, where they would never be found.

    http://www.vox.com/2014/10/31/7135439/real-life-horror-stories-disappearances
     
  4. Cincinnati Kid

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    Is there any indication of how Mack Ray Edwards may have come to be in the vicinity of the YMCA camp and in the Angeles National Forest during the time Bruce Kremen disappeared? This also brings up the question of how he, or any other predator, may have taken the child from what is described as a rugged area before a search began.
     
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    That is EXACTLY the question I had! Was Edwards on the camp out with this group???
     
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    Gardener1850 Well-Known Member

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    That’s what I wondered too. Why are they thinking he took him just because he was a prominent SK at that time? Was there more evidence that points to him?
     
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