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1489DMMN - Donald Bernard Kulas

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Name: Donald Bernard Kulas
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: May 11, 1985
Location Last Seen: Two Harbors, Lake County, Minnesota

Physical Description

Date of Birth: June 11, 1925
Age: 59 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Hair Color: Gray or Partially Gray
Eye Color: Unknown
Nickname/Alias: Blackie
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Has a two-inch half-moon scar on his right cheek.


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Light blue pants, a blue plaid shirt, and charcoal gray sweater jacket.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Kulas was last seen by his wife, Ena when he left for a Carman's party at the American Legion in Two Harbors, Minnesota for active and retired Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railway on May 11, 1985. Kulas was a retired carman from the railroad. He arrived at the event around 6PM. Around 10PM, Kulas went over to the Moose Club for some drinks. Then, somewhere between midnight and 1AM, he left the Moose Club in Two Harbors to return to his home in Bassett Lake, 23 miles north.

His 1985 blue Chevrolet Blazer was found the next day facing north in the southbound shoulder along Lake County Road (State Highway 2) just above the intersection with Lake County Highway 15 in Brimson, about 25 miles north of Two Harbors and about 13 miles from his home. The vehicle was found locked up. An intensive ground and air search was made soon after his vehicle was found. Sixty tracking dogs were used to help locate Kulas to no avail. His body has never been found.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Lake County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 218-834-8385
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: N/A

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 21325

Information Source(s)

Lake County News Chronicle (5/29/2008)
Social Security Records

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 11/19/2016

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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