Thursday, February 8, 2024

The Disappearance of Detreck Foster

source: NBC News

Detreck Foster has been missing since the spring of 2020. 

The then-37-year-old man lived in Independence, Kansas at the time of his disappearance. Detreck vanished during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, while millions of people across the world were in quarantine. During this time, Detreck initially kept in frequent contact with his two daughters and his other family members via phone. At some point, though, Detreck fell out-of-touch completely.

According to reports, Detreck last spoke to his ex-wife/mother of his children on April 4th, 2020. He told his ex-wife that his prepaid phone would be shut off soon, but he'd be back in touch once he got a new phone. Detreck's ex-wife expected to hear from him again in just a few days, but he never called or messaged her again.

Detreck's loved ones became increasingly more concerned when he did not contact his mother or his ex-wife on Mother's Day. The following month, Detreck missed several important celebrations, including both of his daughter's birthdays, Father's Day and his birthday - which he shared with his twin sister. Detreck's ex-wife and other family members do not believe he would voluntarily abandon his daughters, sisters, or mother.

After Detreck was reported missing, a few friends and acquaintances reported seeing him around Independence in mid-April. The investigation led authorities to determine that the last known sighting of Detreck occurred in Independence on April 12th, 2020. Authorities have not elaborated further on the details of this final sighting, but it appears that Detreck has not been seen or heard from since that date. 

Authorities have kept several other aspects of the case under wraps as well. It was eventually announced that detectives believe foul play was responsible for Detreck's disappearance. In fact, his case is being investigated as a homicide, despite the fact that a body has not been found. 

On September 9th, 2020, the Governor of Kansas signed a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Detreck's murder. If you have any information that could help the investigation, please contact the Independence Police Department at (620) 332-1700 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-4017.

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