Earlier this month Adam Herrman’s adopted father, 61-year-old Doug Herrman, passed away. Adam disappeared in 1999 at the age of 11, but his adoptive parents, Doug and Valerie Herrman, did not report him missing until 2008. They continued collecting government benefits for Adam and were each sentenced to less than a year for fraud. They’ve both been considered suspects in Adam’s disappearance from Butler County, Kansas.
This Tuesday, July 1st, will mark the 15th anniversary since the disappearance of then 11-year-old Adam Herrman from the Butler County, Kansas home of his adoptive Breeders, Doug and Valerie Herrman. While Adam disappeared in 1999 his disappearance wasn’t reported to anyone until 2008. His adoptive Breeders were collecting the government benefits for Adam the entire time he was gone. They were both sentenced to less than a year in jail on fraud charges.
Just recently an anonymous donor doubled the reward for information leading to the discovery of Adam to $100,000.
Anyone with information about Adam’s whereabouts or his disappearance is asked to call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or 316-322-4257.
If you were to ask my opinion I would reluctantly say that I think Adam is no longer with us. When this story first broke it was big time national news. If no one could find him then I think it’s very unlikely that he’s till alive. Even so Adam needs to come home and those who wronged him need to face justice.
For those of you not familiar with the story of Adam Herrman you can catch up by clicking here.
The abridged version is that Adam was last seen at age 11 in 1999 in Butler County, Kansas. His adoptive Breeders continued to collect government checks and Adam was not reported missing until 2008. (It’s been 6 years already?)
The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has released the above age progressed photo showing what Adam could possibly look like today.
Anyone with information about the disappearance of Adam Joseph Herrman is asked to call the Butler County Sheriff’s Office at 316-322-4257, CRIME TIPS at 1-866-484-5924 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hour Hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
So far his adoptive Breeders have not been charged in his disappearance but have pleaded guilty to fraud.