Christopher Kerze (born February 19, 1973) disappeared on April 20, 1990. He was an excellent student, who’d been invited to join the National Honor Society and was a National Ment Scholar semi- finalist. His hobbies were playing clarinet, swimming in the school’s swimming team, camping, skiing, reading and laser tag.
Christopher, 17 years old at the time, stayed home from school, and told his mom he was suffering from a bad headache. His parents left him alone in their house and went to work. When they later came home they found out that their family’s car was and Mossberg 20-gaige-bolt-action shotgun were missing but there were no bullets gone. There was a note left behind on the kitchen table from Christopher. The note read:
Mom, Something important came up + feeling somewhat better. Back by six. (Unless I get lost.) Love, Chris.
The word lost was underlined twice.
Christopher never came home. The next day a handwritten note arrive at his parent’s home. The note said Christopher lied about being sick so he could take the family’s car. He also noted that he didn’t know where he was heading. He said he was going to commit suicide and that he was sorry for the pain he was causing to his family and loved ones.
Two days later the car was found, abandoned on the roadside of Itasca Country. Christopher had left a note behind explaining who owned the car. The gun he had taken with him was later found by hunters. What happened next is unknown. The entire locations was being searched, but nothing was found. It is possible that Christopher hitchhiked further on.
The police received an anonymous letter in 2004, indicating that they should stop trying to find Christopher and that he would return home when he is ready. There has been some renewed interest in this case at the start of 2016, after the Jacob Wetterling case got resolved.