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4949DMKS - Jeremy Ray Coots

Jeremy R. Coots Jeremy R. Coots
The image on the right is age-progressed to 42 years.

Name: Jeremy Ray Coots
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: February 18, 1977
Location Last Seen: Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas

Physical Description

Date of Birth: October 30, 1972
Age: 4 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 3'0"
Weight: 40-60 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: He has a 3/4 inch scar on his lower left jaw, a 1/2 inch scar on his upper left forehead, and one on his chin.


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Fur coat with hood, light colored pants, blue shirt.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Brown cowboy boots with bird design and a MAICO CU (serial #41076) brand hearing aid.

Circumstances of Disappearance

Jeremy Coots was last seen in Atchison, Kansas on February 18, 1977. He wandered away from his babysitter's home south of Atchison. Despite an extensive 5-day search, his body was never found. His case was closed by the Atchison County Sheriff's Department as "missing/presumed dead - fell in the Missouri River." His mother later wrote a book about his disappearance, "In Search of Jeremy: A Mother's Story."

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Agency Contact Person: Special Agent Dana Schutter
Agency Phone Number: 785-296-8200
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 70-37735

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 19945

Information Source(s)

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Admin Notes

Added: 4/26/2016; Last Updated: 10/18/2016

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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