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Case File 82DMIA


Richard Neil Forsyth
Missing since October 18, 1979 from Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of -Birth: August 11, 1952
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 27 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'0; 185 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Thinning brown hair; blue eyes.
  • Fingerprints: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Forsyth was reported as missing to the police in October 1979.
There has been speculation that his disappearance is connected to the disappearance of another Waterloo man, Steven Dick Kirchhoff, who disappeared in 1978. Forsyth paid cash for a Cadillac a week after Kirchhoff disappeared. The Kirchhoff family tracked Forsythe to an uncle's home in Arizona. However, Forsyth allegedly got wind of the search from police and fled.

If you have any information concerning Forsyth's disappearance, please contact:
Waterloo Police Department

Iowa Missing Persons' Clearinghouse


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Source Information: Iowa Missing Persons' Clearinghouse

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