The Doe Network:
Case File 2255DMCA


Bruce Kremen
Missing since July 13, 1960 from the Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County, California
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance

Bruce was last seen on July 13, 1960 near Buckhorn Flat in the Angeles National Forest. A group of 80 Los Angeles YMCA camp children were led on a supervised hike near Buckhorn Flat in Angeles National Forest. Bruce was missed only minutes by his buddies. They thought he had turned back. A massive search party failed to uncover any clues to his disappearance. Foul play is suspected.

In March 1970, Mack Ray Edwards surrendered to police and confessed to murdering 6 children between 1953 and 1970. He once claimed to have killed 18 but in 1971 while on death row he committed suicide.
Edwards confessed and was convicted of the murder of Gary Rochet, Donald Allen Todd, and Stella Darlene Nolan. He also confessed to killing Brenda Jo Howell, Donald Lee Baker, and Roger Dale Madison.
He was never charged with the murder of these children because their bodies haven't been found. He is suspected in the disappearances of Bruce Kremen, Karen Lynn Tompkins, and Thomas Eldon Bowman. Investigations are currently underway, some new and some reopened.

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

Los Angeles Police Department
Missing person's Unit

Agency Case Number: 069925303

NCIC Number: M166041626

NCMEC Number: NCMC1156437
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
LA Times 3/17/07
Los Angeles Police Department
NamUs MP #4624

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