Joseph J. Kasak
Kasak, approximately 1980
Date reported missing : 05/10/1980
Missing location (approx) :
Keene, New Hampshire
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/21/1937 (84)
Age at the time of disappearance: 43 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 185 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kasak was last seen at his Newington, Connecticut residence on May 9, 1980. His vehicle was involved in a single-car accident at approximately 5:10 a.m. on the following morning in Keene, New Hampshire. The incident occurred on Route 9 near the Elm Street overpass in Keene.
Kasak's vehicle smashed into the guardrails. There was no sign of Kasak or anyone else at the scene. An extensive search in both New Hampshire and Connecticut failed to produce any evidence as to his whereabouts. He has never been heard from again.
Both New Hampshire and Connecticut authorities are investigating Kasak's disappearance.
Other information and links : ncy
Keene, New Hampshire Police Department
Newington, Connecticut Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Keene Police Department
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