KS KS - Andrew Memmelaar, 17, Lehigh, 25 October 1975

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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    This MP casefile has been in NamUs for quite a while without a photo.

    Andrew Memmellaar
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/12181/11

    I found his freshman-year photo in the 1974 Jeffersonville-Youngsville High School yearbook (which is only accessible if you are a paid subscriber to Classmates).

    http://www.classmates.com/yearbooks...hool/162134?page=110&registrationId=619964631

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    LKA:
    Date Last Seen: October 25, 1975
    Age Last Seen: 17 years old
    Circumstances: Per law enforcement: subject left Lehigh, Kansas enroute to Jeffersonville, NY, however never arrived.​

    Physical Characteristics:
    Height (inches): 71.0
    Weight (pounds): 150.0
    Hair Color: Red/Auburn
    Eye Color: Blue
    Scars and Marks: 1" scar on lower left arm, a scar made by removal of cyst near right armpit.
    Skeletal Information: Right collar bone which had been broken at one time and had healed improperly​

    Identifiers:
    Dental: Available
    DNA: Not Available
    Fingerprints: Not Available​
     
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  2. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    He does not look 16 in that photo...
     
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  3. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    If he was a freshman in the 1973-74 school year, he was probably 14 or 15 (closer to 14, since class photos are usually taken at the beginning of the school year).

    He went missing in Oct 75, which should have been a month or so into his Junior year (i.e., the 1975-76 school year).

    They say he was 17 when he disappeared. If he was a Junior, we'd expect that he would be 16.
     
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    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    That's true. I think I subtracted wrong. Thanks. If he was 71" when he disappeared, he must have grown some in those couple of years.
     
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    forthelost I hear the angels call my name and I am Winterborn

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    Does the classmates give a birth date?
     
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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    No, it doesn't, and I am unable to find one elsewhere.
     
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    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I was able to get his DOB from a LE contact.

    His DOB is 23-Jun-1958.
     
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    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    alb1on Well-Known Member

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    Bump.

    It seems that Andrew has a large family, assuming that the obituary for Mary Elizabeth Williams at http://www.recordonline.com/article/20050305/news/303059975 is that of his mother (she had several marriages, hence the name). Since she lived in Canton, Ks (very near LeHigh) and was born in 1935 I assume that the Andrew Memmelaar listed as her son predeceasing her must be our missing. In which case, when she died in 2005 Andrew had 8 surviving siblings (or half siblings). Since Mary was born in NY and other family members live there it also may explain why Andrew was travelling to NY.
     
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  11. Mysteries1974

    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    Does anyone have an idea as to how he was traveling? by train??
     
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    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    Does anyone suspect that he was kidnapped and murdered?
     
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  13. namstache

    namstache Someday Known: Non-Profit Organization

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    Andrew has been officially excluded as being Gacy victim John Doe 10
     
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    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    Oh, I wish we had more details such as his method of transportation from Kansas to New York
     
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    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    I’ve tried adding his case file to the doe network but they are not accepting cases from the public yet. I will submit him when they allow public submissions again.
     
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    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    They added him after authorities made a request.
     
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    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    I also requested but they are still not accepting MP submissions from the public
     
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    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    5345DMNY - Andrew Memmelaar

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    Name: Andrew Memmelaar
    Case Classification: Endangered Missing
    Missing Since: October 25, 1975
    Location Last Seen: Jeffersonville, Sullivan County, New York

    Physical Description
    Date of Birth: June 23, 1958
    Age: 17 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 150 lbs.
    Hair Color: Red/Auburn, Shoulder Length
    Eye Color: Blue
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Previously collarbone broken on the right side that didn't heal properly, One-inch scar on his lower left arm, Scar from cyst removed near his right armpit

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Available
    Fingerprints: Not Available
    DNA: Not Available

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Unknown
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Andrew Memmelaar was last known to have been in Lehigh, Kansas. He was traveling to jeffersonville, New York as he had family there. He has not been seen or heard from again. New York police are investigating his case.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
    Agency Contact Person: Lieutenant Brian Boyd
    Agency Phone Number: 845-794-7100
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: FSS03442

    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NCMEC Case Number: 1180463
    NamUs Case Number: MP12181

    Information Source(s)
    NamUs
    NCMEC
    New York Upstate

    Admin Notes
     
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