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June 4th, 2007

Bruce Kremen Update

Last year I posted about a little boy named Bruce Kremen who went missing in California in 1960, and I just realized I never posted an incredible update to this story. Another writer, Weston DeWalt, who was investigating another boy who went missing in California, Tommy Bowman, actually came across new evidence and now the LAPD Cold Case Squad is investigating a serial killer named Mack Ray Edwards for murdering Tommy. They’re considering Edwards for the murder of up to 13 other children including Bruce Kremen.

I had originally called the Missing Person’s department of the LAPD to ask where the case was left, expecting to be told something along the lines of, “the last lead in the Bruce Kremen case was over forty years ago.” But then Missing Persons told me the Cold Case Squad had the case. I knew that meant a new lead.

Weston DeWalt, wrote a book with Anatoli Boukreev called The Climb, which was written as a rebuttal to Jon Krakauer’s book Into Thin Air, is working on a book about this investigation. Here’s an article about the story [the article I linked to is no longer there].

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  • 1 Kirk Nitz // May 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I was looking at the LAPD website and decided to look at the missing persons. I came across two persons that had been missing for a long time. This one really spooked. I was born in 1953 and I lived the Div. of Hwys yard at Chilao Flats in the Angeles NF around that time. My dad worked for the Div. of Hwys, now known as CalTrans. The suspect could have been right there where I lived.

  • 2 Robert Armin // Mar 25, 2011 at 12:28 am

    I was one of the two children who last saw Bruce before he wandered off. Interesting to read about what’s happened since. It’s unnerving to realize that it could have been me.

  • 3 Stacy Horn // Mar 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Yes, very unnerving. It’s such a sad story. Do you remember anything about Bruce?

  • 4 Jeff Butala // May 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Bruce was my friend & lived a just few houses away from me on Dempsey ave in Granada Hills. I remember seeing him for the last time when we said goodbye to each other that day just before he left to go on that ill fated camping trip.
    The whole thing still haunts me to this day 51 years later. I would like to see this get solved.

  • 5 patrick lentze // Jul 31, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    i am reading the many cases of missing people especially in the united states of america. those creeps are giving me sleepless nights. i am 50 years old and i live in the netherlands. i will never forget the georgie weckler case and many others. it’s awful.

  • 6 Margaret Tomko // Oct 31, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    I visited a friend in California a lot g time ago.We were supposed to Angeles NF but, never made it.I was looking for something Halloweeny to watch and found this show on of all channels the Weather Channel.It is truly disturbing .So sorry these children died his way.I can imagine it does still bother people.You can’t ever get over that.That area is truly cursed.

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