Ethan KazmerzakEthan Kazmerzak (Courtesy Hampton Police Dept.)

Ethan Bert Kazmerzak

Missing Person

NAME: Ethan Bert Kazmerzak
April 12, 1991
180 lbs.
Dark Blond
Other adult missing
Franklin County
September 15, 2013

Ethan Kazmerzak, 22, was reported missing to the Hampton Police Department in Hampton, Iowa, on September 15, 2013.

Hampton in Franklin County

Hampton in Franklin County

Franklin County in Iowa

Franklin County in Iowa

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, 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.
  • 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.

Ethan Kazmerzak (Courtesy NamUs)

Ethan Kazmerzak (Courtesy NamUs)

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.

Information Needed

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.



22 Responses to Ethan Kazmerzak

  1. Patrick Kerrigan says:

    I wonder if the police ever checked the car VIN number through either CarFax, or the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The NICB, is funder by a number of insurance companies to provide various supports in regards to insurance fraud, and also auto thefts. They have some databases that they should be able to check the VIN. Also many of their investigators are retired law enforcement investigators.

    There are a number of missing person cases from around the country, where their vehicles have never been recovered. I have a list of a few of them. I hope to send the list to NICB, and have them check their databases.

    Also, a number of missing person cases have been solved when they found the vehicles in different bodies of water. The problem is funding the underwater search efforts.

  2. Molly says:

    It sounds crazy and goes against everything in me. But I think the family should consider allowing the reward to be claimed by the offender or those involved in his disappearance. They don’t deserve it and Ethan’s loved ones wouldn’t want to do good for that person. But it could get the answers, and that’s what really matters.

  3. Linda S Smith says:

    I really think the waterways need to be searched in the area he was last known to be in. My thoughts and prayers are with Ethan’s family and loved ones. He’s been missing far too long. They need answers, justice if his disappearance was at the hands of another, and some measure of closure.

  4. kimberly montgomery says:

    Private Investigator Kim Montgomery Agency five years no new reports about this young man . But I am not going to stop

  5. Elizabeth Messerly says:

    A friend comments that he looked like a technician at the following company

  6. Private Investigator Kim says:

    I know half of his classmates and I have talked to them , I even went over to the road where the phone pinged off, during the day lots of Semi go through. They last phone call was 12:15 to his mother but she miss the call. So 12:15 to the time he was suppose to go to his Grandfather has not been filled. Only 24 hour stores are Wal Mart in Mason City and Casey’s Central in IowaFalls, Iowa and truck stops. Hope we get answers.

  7. Kim says:

    Did they even search the area where the party was? And how far of a search was it ? Was is 50 miles ?

  8. LuAnn Eggers says:

    Shared in Stacyville Iowa..Im sure someone knows something…maybe too scared to come forward with the information..Hopefully they will find Ethan and this case can have a happy ending and the family can have some closure..Thoughts & Prayers To The Family…

  9. Jason says:

    Who did he talk to at 12:30 am on 9/15/2013 and where was he living at the time? What was his mental state when last seen? Would be helpful to have more facts.

    • Jody Ewing says:

      Jason, I share your concerns about needing more facts in this case. We do our best to post the known details about cases but there are times officials don’t reveal specific information because it might be something only a person’s kidnapper or killer would know. We regularly watch for updates in the case and hope Ethan’s family finds answers soon.

  10. Joshua Pepe says:

    Yeah he’s definitely dead…

    • noone says:

      Why would you say that?

    • Sarah says:

      How can you be such a cold person? He has a mother, father, and siblings that probably read this. This breaks my heart. And i pray that one day you sir never have to be faced with this horrible event and someone says this about your loved one… Keep hope alive.

  11. Has anyone check bodies of water?? His car hasn’t been seen since he disappeared, unfortunately when a person disappears with their vehicle this tends to be the case.

  12. I wish they would put out a little more information…if they think this is more of him disappearing on his own or otherwise. Is the $20K reward still valid? This old story that is posted says it expired in 2013 and then they would decide if they would extend it.

  13. I agree with you Chuck Pauline Miller.

  14. People do not just disappear. Someone some where knows something.

  15. Liked, shared(southeast Iowa)&prayers.

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