Find Missing Steven Earl Kraft Jr!

Missing Boy, Mysterious Disappearance, Cold Case

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Find Missing Steven Earl Kraft, Jr.!

Find Missing Steven Earl Kraft, Jr.!

Find Missing Steven Earl Kraft, Jr.!
Steven Earl Kraft, Jr, age-progressed to 25 (circa 2014)

Find missing Steven Earl Kraft, Jr.!
He has been missing for 16 years.
Did he run away from home?
This looks less and less likely
With the passage of time.
Was he in an accident?
He would have probably been found long ago.
Was he abducted?
Should this theory
Have been investigated more?

Find Missing Steven Earl Kraft, Jr.!
Details

Find missing Steven Earl Kraft, Jr.! He has been missing since February 15, 2001. Steven is missing from Benton Harbor, Michigan. His case is classified as an endangered missing case. Kraft was born on January 1. At the time of his disappearance, Steven was 12 years. His current age is 28 years old. Steven Earl Kraft, Jr. is a Caucasian male. He is described as 5’1″ to 5’2″ at the time of his disappearance. At the same time, Steve weighed 95 to 100 pounds. His hair is light brown and green. Steven’s nickname is Stevie. He may be called “Steven Earl Kraft Jr.”

Steven has a small red birthmark on the left side of his rib cage. When last seen, Steven was wearing a white, tan and brown-striped shirt. He also tan parachute pants and an aqua and purple Charlotte Hornets jacket. And he wore black Lugz boots.

Find Missing Steven Earl Kraft, Jr.!
Circumstances

It was February 15, 2001, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. When he was last seen, Steven was playing with his family’s two dogs. This incident happened in the 2100 block of Holly Drive, between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Steven was about half a block away from his residence. It is located in the 2100 block of Holly Drive at the time of his disappearance. Steven has never been heard from again. While he was playing with their dogs, his mother was fixing dinner. After she discovered his disappearance, she reported Steven as missing.

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The Environment

The weather was a factor in the investigation into Steven’s disappearance. Temperatures in the area were below freezing. It remained extremely cold over the next several days. At the time of his disappearance, Steven wasn’t wearing a hat or gloves. Unless he found shelter, he could not have survived for long. However, Steven’s footprints led past an iced-over pond near his home. And then they led to Harbor Haven Ministries on Irving Street. This street was located one block south of Holly Drive.

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Dogs Located

It was three days after Steven disappeared and late in the evening. Reportedly, his older dog, a German Shepherd, came back home. It seemed this dog had led his owners to a pond nearby. But no signs of Steven could be found in the area. The fourth day after Steven vanished, his six-month old German Shepherd puppy was reportedly found near Blue Creek. The creek was located a mile and a half north of Steven’s home. Steven remained missing.

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Considering Runaway Theory?

Shortly before his disappearance, Steven reportedly completed a five-day suspension. It was from Hull Elementary, which he attended at the time. According to school administrators, Steven had defended himself against another student. Reportedly, they were fighting. Both boys were suspended. But this was the first time that Steven was disciplined. Steven had been attending the sixth-grade at the time of his disappearance. Steven was described as a good student. According to teachers and classmates, he was a quiet boy who had few friends.

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More Searches

Steven lived on what is described as a dead-end street. It was located in Benton Harbor with little traffic. Reportedly, he was familiar with the area. Kraft has relatives living near his home. And he was well-known to the neighbors as well. In 2005, his house was torn down. And his parents have since moved to Hagar Township, Michigan. Authorities searched four miles of Blue Creek. They also searched the pond behind Harbor Haven Ministries in May 2001. But these searches turned up no signs of Steven. Investigators searched another area of woods. They were located near the Southwestern Michigan Regional Airport in November 2002. But no evidence was found.

In February 2004, Steven was reportedly seen at Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois. But the individual turned out to be someone else. Investigators have looked into into a couple of theories in Steven’s case. Was he abducted or did he run away from home? They have been unable to uncover any clues.

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Appeal

Steven’s loved ones have endured 16 years of no answers. The passage of all this time makes any voluntary disappearance unlikely. So many missing persons vanish and simply are never heard from again. There is little evidence as to what could have happened to them. Few or no sightings occur. No suspects are named. Arrests are not made. Steven is such a missing person. In a couple of months it will be the holiday season. You can guess at the one thing Steven’s family want for the holidays. They want him home. Even if he is tragically no longer alive, they want him to be properly remembered and never forgotten. Someone (s) knows something! Do you have any information about where Steven Earl Kraft, Jr, may be? Refer to the multiple contact options below.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Benton Township Police Department
616-926-8221
OR
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
St. Joseph, Michigan Office
313-965-2323

You can contact the FBI tip line at: 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324)

You can submit a tip to the FBI online. Click here to do so.

You can locate and contact your local FBI office. Click here to locate your local FBI office.

The top image and additional information are courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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The information on this page and age-progressed image can be found on Steven’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 2.0 License

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