The Doe Network:
Case File 236DMIA


Steven Dick Kirchhoff
Missing since February 5, 1978 from Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa.
Classification: Involuntary

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Kirchhoff was last seen in his hometown of Waterloo, Iowa on February 5, 1978. Police and relatives have said they believe Kirchhoff may have run into trouble over a drug deal and was killed.

Kirchhoff had been a lineman for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad but was laid off weeks before he vanished. He had just bought a new house and appeared to be in a good mood.

Press accounts at the time noted a man named Richard N. Forsyth, who was seen carrying something from his apartment wrapped in a rug. Forsyth allegedly paid cash for a Cadillac seven days after Kirchhoff vanished. He is also listed as a missing person after he was last seen in October of 1979. The Kirchhoff family tracked Forsythe to an uncle's home in Arizona. However, Forsythe allegedly learned of the search and fled.

If you have any information concerning Kirchhoff's whereabouts, please contact:
Waterloo Police Department


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Source Information:
Iowa Missing Persons' Clearinghouse
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

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