Missing in Kansas: Jeremy Coots

(KAKE) -

A boy disappeared while at his babysitter’s decades ago in northeast Kansas.

Jeremy Coots went missing on Feb. 18, 1977, at his babysitter’s house in south Atchison. The four-year-old was playing outside with the babysitter’s son; her boy came running back, saying Jeremy had gone over a hill and into the river bluffs behind the house, according to reports. He is hearing impaired.

He’s never been seen or heard from again. If alive, Jeremy would be 45 years old.


Missing from: Atchison, Kan.

Missing since: Feb. 18, 1977

Age then: 4

Age now: 45

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue

Distinguishing marks: scar on left side of jaw; scar on forehead; scar on chin; he is hearing impaired.

If you have information that could help find Jeremy Coots, contact the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-8200.

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