INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (KAKE) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Independence Police Department are hoping the community may know what happened to Detreck Julian Foster. He went missing two years ago this week and investigators believe Detreck was murdered. 

Family last heard from Detreck around April 12,  2020. According to a case file with The Department of Justice, Detreck is from Independence, Kan. Agents from that community suspect foul play in his disappearance. 

He stopped contact with family entirely, including his two daughters, which family says were his everything, according to a report with the Parsons Sun. His family said he's worked as a corrections officer and private security in the past, but due to the pandemic, he was between jobs.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the KBI at 1 (800) KS-CRIME, or the Independence Police Department at (620) 332-1700. People who submit a tip that leads to the apprehension of the person's responsible for Detreck's disappearance or murder are eligible for a $5,000 Governor's reward. 


Missing from: Independence, Kan.

Missing since: April 12, 2020

Age when reported missing: 37

Age now: 38

Height: 5’9’’

Weight: 190 pounds

Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown

If you have information that could help the case, contact the Independence Police Department at (620) 332-1700 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-4017.

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