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Case File 2338DMCA


Harry Weldon Kees
Missing since July 18, 1955 from San Francisco, California
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Harry Weldon Kees was last seen in San Francisco, CA on July 18, 1955. He was last heard from on the afternoon of the 18th when he talked to some friends on the telephone.
His car, a 1954 Plymouth Savoy, was found on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge with the keys in the ignition on July 19, 1955. If he jumped off the bridge, no body was ever found.
He had told a friend that he wanted to start a new life in Mexico. He had also suggested that he might kill himself. His disappearance has been treated as a presumed suicide.
When his friends went to search his apartment, all they found were his cat and a pair of red socks in the sink. His sleeping bag and savings account book were missing. He left no note. Kees was a poet and a painter.

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San Francisco Police Department

Source Information:
Modern American Poetry
The New Yorker

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