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Keith R Reinhard

Case Details

Case Type: Missing

Height: 6' 2"

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: 210 lbs


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 08/07/1988


Agency: Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office

City: Georgetown

Date of Birth: 09/10/1938

County: Clear Creek

Date of Death: Unknown

Agency Case #: 88-1408

Age: 50

Judicial District: 6th Judicial District

Gender: Male

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: 12067

Eyes: Blue

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Gray or Partially Gray

About this Case:

50 year old Keith Reinhard of Algonquin, Illinois, was a Daily Herald sports writer for 22 years with a passion for covering high school sports. Mr. Reinhard had taken a 90 day leave of absence from the Herald to work, write, reflect and regenerate in the Colorado town of Silver Plume, 70 miles west of Denver. He disappeared in Colorado on August 7, 1988. During that summer, Mr. Reinhard lived in a small apartment in the back of an abandoned Catholic church and rented a tiny shop where he sold matted photographs. He also worked on a novel he was writing. Friends described Mr. Reinhard as a free spirit and said his interest in photography and in panning for gold in Colorado rivers took him west. Mr. Reinhard went to Colorado alone, leaving his wife of three years at home. Around 5pm on August 7, Mr. Reinhard announced he was heading into the mountains for a brief hike, in the area south of Interstate 70. He was last seen wearing casual clothing and gym shoes. Mr. Reinhard said that he was going to hike to the top of Pendleton Mountain. He failed to return at 10pm as scheduled. A day later, when Mr. Reinhard had not returned, a massive ground and air search began. The official search for him was called off August 14, 1988, after hundreds of searchers (one of them killed when his small plane crashed in the rocky terrain) logged more than 10,000 man-hours without finding a single clue. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office.

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

Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office



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