The Doe Network:
Case File 1517DMWA

Left: Klungness, circa 1996;  Right: age-progressed by NCMEC to 25 years

Jeffrey Allen Klungness
Missing since March 2, 1996 from Sumner, Pierce County, Washington
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Jeffrey's mother, Susan Klungness, was found deceased inside of their family's residence in Bonney Lake, Washington near Sumner on March 2, 1996. Her husband found her remains and called authorities. She had been killed by a blow to the head. There was no sign of Jeffrey. He was last heard from at 09:30 when his father called him from work.

Martin S."Marty" Malcolm was employed as a handyman at the time and he claimed he discovered Susan's body on the day of her death. Malcolm told authorities that he panicked and drove away in Susan's vehicle. Malcolm was arrested and charged with automobile theft shortly afterward. Neighbors told investigators that Malcolm was seen with Jeffrey shortly before the child vanished. He was a known friend of Jeffrey's. Malcolm has never been charged in connection with Susan's homicide or Jeffrey's disappearance. Malcolm had been convicted of second-degree murder in 1980.

An extensive search of the Bonney Lake area turned up few clues as to Jeffrey's whereabouts. Foul play is suspected in his disappearance.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Pierce County Sheriff's Office

Agency Case Number: 96-0650258 

NCMEC #: NCMC815715

NCIC Number: M-909546808
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Operation Lookout
North American Missing Persons Network
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Washington State Missing Persons

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