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Case File 3472DMMN


Theodore Leonard Dengerud
Missing since April 3, 1982 from Sunburg, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: November 8, 1951
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 30 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'8"; 195 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Black/brown hair with thick mustache; blue eyes. Stocky build.
  • Medical: Broken left ankle in 1973.
  • AKA: Ted; Teddy
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Dengerud, who had lived in rural New London, disappeared while traveling unfamiliar roads near Swift Falls on April 3, 1982. He was on his way to pick up his wife from her sister’s house. He never arrived.
Dengerud stopped at the home of an elderly couple to ask directions. They were the last people to see him alive, although there were several unsubstantiated reports he’d been seen in the St. Bonifacius area after that time.
His vehicle was located crashed into a small tree in Swift County with no sign of Dengerud.
He was married for 3 years and 10 months and has a daughter that was 15 months at time of his disappearance.
Dengerud may be suffering from amnesia and may be using a false name. He is a Vietnam veteran. He has relatives in Tallahassee, FL, and in Onamia, MN, and in Cannon Falls, MN. Before his disappearance he worked as a subcontractor.

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

Detective Kent Bauman -Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department
320-214-6700 ext. 3366

Agency Case Number: 82003030

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Unsolved Mysteries
WC Trib

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Last Updated: 8-21-2011 - By: JTM / Admin