Ethan Bert Kazmerzak
AGE AT REPORT: 22
DOB: April 12, 1991
WEIGHT: 180 lbs.
HAIR: Dark Blond
INCIDENT TYPE: Other adult missing
MISSING FROM: Hampton, IA
CASE NUMBER: 13-3834
NAMUS MP # 22526
MISSING SINCE: September 15, 2013
Ethan Kazmerzak, 22, was reported missing to the Hampton Police Department in Hampton, Iowa, on September 15, 2013.
He was last seen in rural Hampton around 12 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, and wore a teal/white printed shirt and peach/orange shorts.
According to findethan.com, Kazmerzak was seen in several area pubs on Sept. 14, including Pit Row and the Red Moose in Hampton as well as Duck’s in Aredale. He reportedly was last seen at a party at a gravel pit pond located behind a house in the 1400 block of 190th Street.
Police say Kazmerzak’s cell phone was last used around 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 15 at the intersection of 190th Street and Olive Avenue, and that his ATM card has reportedly not been used since Sept. 14.
His silver 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, license plate number AUZ 382, is also missing.
He is described as a 5-foot-5 white male with dark blond hair and blue eyes and weighing between 150 and 185 pounds. He also wears glasses.
Distinguishing marks include a beard and a Grateful Dead tattoo on the left upper arm.
Since his disappearance, both the Hampton Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office have been following up on any new leads.
$100,000 Reward Offered (Conditions Apply)
A $100,000 reward is offered for information in Ethan Kazmerzak’s disappearance, and although the reward was set to expire by year’s end in 2015, the Hampton Police Department said the reward may be extended at the discretion of the offeror.
The Reward Terms Include:
- A reward shall be payable to any person or persons for any relevant and useful information that leads to the current location and/or safe return of Ethan Kazmerzak, and said information will be kept confidential upon request. This reward shall not be payable to any person or persons who directly assisted or participated in the disappearance of Ethan Kazmerzak.
- This reward is limited to all or part of $100,000 total in the event of multiple claimants to the reward.
- This reward offer, previously $20,000, will be EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR (2015) OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE OFFEROR.
- NOTE –THIS OFFER SHALL BE LIMITED TO $10,000 FOR THE ACCIDENTAL DISCOVERY OF ETHAN.
- Anyone having information relating to the disappearance or the current location of Ethan Kazmerzak should call the North Iowa Crime Stoppers at 800-383-0088 or the Hampton Police Department at 641-456-2529.
Information on how to submit a claim for the reward may be obtained by calling one of the phone numbers listed above.
According to NamUs, a DNA sample has been submitted and tests are complete. Dental information and charting has also been entered and is available.
Fingerprint information is not currently available.
Ethan Kazmerzak was born April 12, 1991.
Anyone with information relating to the disappearance or current whereabouts of Ethan Kazmerzak should contact the Hampton Police Department at (641) 456-2529 or North Iowa Crime Stoppers by texting “641TIP” to 274637 (CRIMES on most cell phones) or calling 1-800-383-0088.
- Iowa Department of Public Safety / Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
- Hampton Police Department
- Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
- NamUs — National Missing and Unidentified Persons System
- “Searching for answers: 4 years since Hampton man goes missing,” by Elizabeth Amanieh, KWWL.com, September 16, 2017
- “‘Gone Cold’: Ethan Kazmerzek,” by Nick Pedley, The Northwest Iowa Review, Part of the GONE COLD: EXPLORING IOWA’S UNSOLVED murders series, Thursday, December 31, 2015
- “Reward increased to $100K for Iowa man missing 2 years,” KCCI.com, November 23, 2015
- “$100,000 reward offered for missing Hampton man,” by Molly Montag, The Mason City Globe Gazette, November 23, 2015
- $100,000 REWARD for Information on Ethan Kazmerzak, Hampton Police Department
- “Hampton police follow up on discovery of human remains,” by Molly Montag, The Globe Gazette and Associated Press, wcfcourier.com, April 10, 2015
- “Parents plead for help to find missing man,” KCCI.com, September 15, 2014
- “Handling missing person cases,” by Robbie Byrd, KIMT.com, March 22, 2014
- “Reward renewed for information about missing Hampton man,” by Robbie Byrd, KIMT.com, March 15, 2014
- $20,000 REWARD — MISSING PERSON — Ethan Kazmerzak, Hampton Police Department