Name: Bruce Kremen
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 13, 1960
Location Last Seen: Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County, California
Date of Birth: July 21, 1953
Age: 7 years old
Weight: 65 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing: Blue jeans and a white t-shirt with the words "Summer Fun Club" printed on the front.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Bruce was last seen on July 13, 1960. He was on a hike with a group of 80 other boys from the YMCA's "Summer Fun Club" and somehow got separated from the rest of the boys. Despite massive searches, no trace of him was found.
He is suspected to have been one of the victims of Mack Ray Edwards, who, on March 6, 1970, surrendered himself to Los Angeles police and confessed to molesting and murdering 6 children between 1953 and 1970. He was arrested, pled guilty to three of the killings, and was sentenced to death. Before committing suicide in his cell on death row in 1971, he claimed to have murdered 18 children.
Edwards was convicted of the murders of Gary Rocha (also seen in news articles with the last name of Rochet) of Granada Hills, Donald Allen Todd of Sylmar, and Stella Darlene Nolan, who was snatched from Auction City in Norwalk. The remaining three confessed killings were that of Donald Lee Baker, Brenda Jo Howell, and Roger Dale Madison. He is suspected also in the disappearances of Karen Lynn Tompkins and Thomas (Tommy) Eldon Bowman, and the murder of Dorothy Gale Brown.
Agency Name: Los Angeles Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Vivian Flores
Agency Phone Number: 877-275-5273
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 069925303
NCIC Case Number: M166041626
NCMEC Case Number: 1156437
NamUs Case Number: 4624
Pasadena Star News (August 5, 1960)
Bakersfield Californian (July 17, 1961)
Los Angeles Times (3/17/07)
Added: 9/28/2006; Last Updated: 3/24/2017
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.