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Case File: Kevin Lee Ellsworth - 1908DMMN

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Kevin Lee Ellsworth

  • Case Classification: Missing
  • Missing Since: July 11, 1982
  • Location Last Seen: International Falls, Koochiching County, Minnesota
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: September 25, 1963
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'11
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 180 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Kevin had a motorcycle accident and had a steel pin or screw placed in the area of one hand/wrist.
  • Dentals: Available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Available
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: A leather Ivy League hat, a gold neck chain, Nike tennis shoes, and white bell bottoms.
  • Jewelry: No rings or watch
  • Additional Personal Items: A set of keys
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Kevin Ellsworth disappeared the night of July 11, 1982 when he was reported to have been sleeping in a basement room of the Rex Hotel the night it burnt down. He'd done some janitorial work for his father in the hotel and had a key. After flames engulfed the hotel, the car Ellsworth had been using earlier that day was found across the street from the hotel. After the fire, his remains were not found, and it was rumored that a woman recognized a person with Ellsworth's distinctive style of clothing walking in the Falls the next day.

    Earlier in the night of his disappearance, he was involved in a disruption at the local Union Hall. In the continuing investigation officers had found that a person who was with Kevin Ellsworth at the Union Hall stated that about 0230 Kevin left from the Union Hall heading toward the Bowling alley. His parting words were "Anybody who stayes around here is going to jail, come with me to heaven."

    His remains were not recovered, and soon after, a key from the Rex Hotel was found in a nearby area. It is unknown if the key recovered was from the room Kevin was purported to be sleeping in. He has ties to Washington State as that is where his family lived.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: International Falls Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Sergeant Mike Musich
  • Agency Phone Number: 218-283-1150

  • Agency Case Number: 1982-070226
  • NCIC Case Number: MN0360100
  • NamUs Case Number: MP #12968
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • International Falls Police Department

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