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#26 Jenn

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:00 AM

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 03:49 PM

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Search for clues in Utanan's disappearance turns up empty

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Updated: 04/10/2010 05:38:18 PM MDT

Henderson, Nev. » About 70 people slowly marched Saturday morning through a section of desert south of the Henderson Executive Airport in an unsuccessful search for remains or other clues to the whereabouts of a St. George man missing for five months.

Steven Koecher, 30, was last seen in a Henderson neighborhood Dec. 13, when his image was captured by a security camera walking near where his car was found abandoned four days later.

Some bone fragments were found during the two-hour sweep through about half mile squareof hardscrabble desert, but did not appear to be human, said Henderson Police Detective Rob McKay. Nevertheless, he said the fragments would be turned over to the coroner's office to be checked out as a matter of routine procedure.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 05:51 AM

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Search continues for St. George man

BY SCOTT KERBS • April 12, 2010

ST. GEORGE - The family of a missing St. George man was aided by about 70 volunteers last weekend as the group searched for signs of the man in an area of Henderson, Nev., but the effort yielded little concrete evidence of his whereabouts.

While scouring the desert Saturday for signs of Steven Koecher, a 30-year-old St. George resident who was last seen Dec. 13 in the Sun City Anthem community in Henderson, the group discovered bone fragments, but the group was unable to determine if the bones came from a human or an animal, said Rolph Koecher, Steven's father.

Rolph said Henderson Police sent the evidence to the coroner's office to determine whether the bones are human.

"We're awaiting the coroner's report on the bones," he said.

The search group also found several items of clothing in the desert, including a pair of khaki pants that appear similar to the attire Koecher was wearing when he was last seen in Henderson on surveillance camera footage, Rolph said, although he is unsure if the clothing actually belongs to his son.

Other items were found in the rugged terrain south of the Henderson Executive Airport, including a bullet casing and a pen, but none have been confirmed as belonging to Koecher, he said.

Rolph said he photographed all of the potential clues for further examination.

"We're still going to review what was found," he said "We will see if there is anything that leads to him."

Coordinated by Craig Retke, a private detective in southern Nevada who received a tip to investigate the area for signs of Koecher, the search team was composed of 70 volunteers, including St. George residents.

"I was really gratified that so many people came out," he said of the volunteers. "He (Koecher) was such a good friend to so many people."

David Koecher, Steven's uncle, also participated in the search Saturday, and he said the family was encouraged by the overwhelming support of volunteers.

"We want to find Steven and put an end to this," David said, but he admitted the search did not yield many clues.

In addition to finding bone fragments and other items in the desert, the search group also discovered what appeared to be a grave Saturday afternoon, Rolph said.

"It was very suspicious looking," he said, but nothing was discovered when group members unearthed the area, and it was difficult to dig deeply in the rough desert terrain.

Rolph urged anyone with information on Koecher's whereabouts to contact the St. George Police Department. The family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the resolution of the case.


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Posted 14 April 2010 - 06:23 AM

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Search of Nevada desert offers few clues of missing man

By Bryon Saxton (Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau) Last Edit: Apr 13 2010 - 10:40pm

BOUNTIFUL -- A weekend search of the Nevada rocky desert surrounding the Henderson Executive Airport turned up few clues in the disappearance of former Bountiful resident Steven T. Koecher.

Koecher, 30, son of Rolf Koecher, of Bountiful, has been missing since Dec. 13, 2009. He was last seen in an upscale Henderson, Nev., neighborhood.

In Saturday's search, bones were found, Rolf Koecher said, but it has been determined that they were not human.

A pair of pants similar in size to what Steven may have worn was also found, he said.

Koecher said he has proposed to Henderson police that they do a DNA test on the clothing, along with other items such as pillows and books that were found that day at what was a recently deserted homeless encampment.

"There may be fingerprints and a way to get DNA samples," he said.

Koecher said he felt good about the search, in which approximately 70 people participated, including one of Steven's former LDS mission companions and people from the Henderson, Nev., neighborhood where Steven's car was found abandoned.

Because of the ruggedness of the desert terrain, most of the search had to be conducted on foot, he said.

Although few clues were found, Koecher said, he is grateful the body of his son was not found in the three-hour search.

"I'm not discouraged at all," Koecher said of the search results. "This is just typical of what we have been through."

The search did generate a call to police, in which someone resembling Steven Koecher was reported as being seen at a dental school in the area, Koecher said.

Outside of requesting DNA testing on the items found in the deserted homeless encampment, Koecher said, at this time he doesn't know what his next move will be.

But whenever there has been a time when the family hasn't had the strength to go on, Koecher said, either something has materialized or someone has come along and pulled them forward.

The vehicle belonging to Koecher was found abandoned in a cul-de-sac in Henderson's Sun City Anthem area four days after he was last seen.

Steven Koecher had traveled there from his St. George home, but for what purpose remains unknown.

Steven Koecher was last seen on a home-surveillance video showing him leaving his car at noon Dec. 13, appearing as though he was heading to an appointment, carrying in his hand what looked like a portfolio.

Updated 10:37 p.m.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 07:07 PM

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Project Jason announces the featured missing persons in the May 2010 issue of the CDLJobs.com Online Magazine, which can be viewed at http://www.cdljobs.c...azine/MAY10.htm  This month's ad is on page 12. The site receives thousands of visitors per day.

Each month, CDLJobs.com publishes a full color ad in their popular online magazine which will feature 5-6 of Project Jason's missing person cases from across the country. The ad has clickable links which take the reader to additional information about the missing person, and a link to their printable poster.  Readers are encouraged to sign up for the AAN program and help with poster distribution. "You can be a Hero" is the theme of the joint venture.

Awareness Angels Network (AAN). AAN, begun by Project Jason in 2008, provides a way for the public to assist the families of missing persons. Missing persons posters designed specifically for the AAN program are disseminated via email to those enrolled in the program. Participants can then upload the posters to websites, print and place the posters in public areas, and forward them to their contacts. The program helps spread the word and increase the chances of finding the person.

In the May 2010 issue, the following missing persons were featured:

Jennifer Andersen, missing from Omaha, NE since 3/3/2010
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Walter Brawner, missing from Shepherd, TX since 7/10/2008
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Casey Berry, missing from Alamosa, CO since 2/14/2007
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Shoshana Geiser, missing from Sylvania, OH since 2/19/2009
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Brandy Hanna, missing from North charleston, SC since 5/20/2005
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Steven Koecher, missing from Henderson, NV since 12/13/2009
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Laura Nimbach, missing from Clearwater, FL since 2/17/2009
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:03 AM

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:01 PM

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It has been seven months since Steven Koecher parked his car in Henderson, Nev., and seemingly walked off the edge of the Earth.

Now, his family plans to board public transit buses in the Henderson-Las Vegas area Friday in a desperate bid to latch onto a new, slim thread of hope.

Since the 30-year-old disappeared on Dec. 13, his Bountiful family has maintained an effort to find him: posters have been printed and distributed; interviews by the dozens done with newspaper and broadcast reporters; a “Help Us Find Steven Koecher” Facebook page that had more than 17,500 users as of Thursday. A small army of volunteers even scoured the southeastern Nevada desert in late December.


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After two exhausting days riding bus routes across the sprawl of Las Vegas, friends and family found no trace of the missing Steven Koecher — but they did get one particularly intriguing tip.

“One of the bus drivers we talked to looked at Steven’s picture and said he recently saw someone who looked a lot like him while driving on another route, and that the man was asking if the bus company was hiring,” Koecher’s mother, Deanne Koecher, said Saturday.

One of the 10 two-person teams — all comprised of relatives, or people who had known Koecher from church or college — was immediately shifted to the route. By the end of Saturday’s search effort, though, the 30-year-old Utah man who disappeared in suburban Henderson, Nev., on Dec. 13 remained missing.

Nonetheless, Deanne Koecher and her husband, Rolf, remained hopeful.

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The last image of Steven Koecher is preserved on a surveillance videotape taken from a home in Henderson, Nev.

Parked in a cul-de-sac, he gets out of his car and walks purposefully past the side of a neighbor’s house, then in front, and then out to the street, heading for another house. It’s six minutes before noon on Dec. 13, 2009.

“He appeared to be going to an appointment,” says Steven’s father, Rolf Koecher, “and he disappeared out of our lives.


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Posted 13 December 2010 - 05:18 PM

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(Bountiful, UT) - On the one-year anniversary of the date on which a missing St. George man was last seen, his family is again dispelling allegations that he might have run off with missing West Valley mother Susan Cox Powell.

On December 13, 2009, surveillance video showed Steven Koecher arriving in his car at the Sun City Anthem area of Henderson, Nevada, an upscale retirement community near Las Vegas. The video, according to family members, shows Koecher walking past a house and across the street.

That was the last time anyone has seen him.


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Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:03 AM

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-It's now been one year since Steven Koecher went missing.

Although police have followed up on several clues regarding his whereabouts, the trail has run cold.

Friends and family have now set up a new web site with the hope of finding Steven.

www.forsteven.com


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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:35 PM

Man Missing from Henderson to be Featured on National Television
Posted: Apr 11, 2011 3:33 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 11, 2011 3:33 PM EDT
By Stephen Jackson, Online News Editor

LAS VEGAS -- The story of a man who disappeared in a quiet Henderson neighborhood will be featured on national television.

Steven Koecher was last seen walking away from his car in Sun City Anthem. A home-surveillance system caught Koecher walking down the street and out of frame. Disappeared, a program that airs on Investigation Discovery, will highlight Koecher's story Monday night.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 06:16 PM

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Steven Koecher
Missing since December 13, 2009


Steven Koecher's car is found on December 15th, 2009, abandoned near Las Vegas, Nevada — two hours away from his home in Utah. It's a shock to those who know the young journalist, a well-liked fellow who appears to be devoted to his family and his church. As police retrace his steps, family members learn it's been two days since anyone is known to have seen or spoken to him. The location of the car — an upscale retirement community — is an unlikely place for someone on the lam to ditch a vehicle. And Steven doesn't seem like the type to just take off.

There's no sign of violence, and no leads to anyone who might have wanted to harm Steven. But then, as his frantic family launches an all-out search, tantalizing stories begin to emerge, and bizarre hypotheses, clues, and sightings start to accumulate.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 01:36 PM

Year-end review: Powell case took unusual turns in 2011

By Paul NelsonDecember 26th, 2011 @ 10:08am

WEST VALLEY CITY -- As 2011 comes to a close, KSL Newsradio is looking back on the stories that left the biggest impact on our state. This year, there were dramatic twists and turns in the search for missing West Valley mother, Susan Powell.

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"Susan is my wife. I will always love her," he said. Josh Powell maintains that his wife may have run away with a missing St. George man, Steven Koecher. It's a theory investigators aren't buying. Officials say Powell has not been cooperative in the investigation, which is a claim Powell denies.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:28 AM

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Koecher Sings for Charity Three Years after Disappearance
by Dallin Koecher (Brother) Kcsg Television

Published - 12/13/12 - 09:29 AM

(Heber City, UT) - The family of missing person Steven Koecher looks to honor his name by doing as he would do -serving the community. The family plans to sell a song he wrote and sung on iTunes and Amazon with proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah.

Today marks three years since Koecher disappeared from a Henderson, NV neighborhood and his family wants the community to remember him as he was, a person who served. “The Steven I know loved two things – music, and serving others,” said Matthew Koecher, Steven’solder brother, “by selling a song that he wrote, and giving the money to charity just seems fitting.”

Before Steven disappeared in 2009 he actively served with the St. George chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah. As a big brother he helped mentor a young man through sports and other activities. “Steven was a thoughtful and dependable Big Brother who wanted to be a good role model for a Little Brother. His goal was to make a Little Brother feel good about himself,” said Kariann Atkin of the St. George chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah. “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is thankful to the family [of Steven Koecher] for their generous donation on behalf of an amazing Big Brother.”The Koecher family wants to encourage anyone that knows Steven or his family to give to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah by purchasing his song. His song, “Felt Like This,” will go on sale on Amazon and iTunes the first part of next week. “Steven loved music so much, I can only imagine what it would mean to him to hear a song that he wrote sold online,” said Dallin Koecher, Steven’s younger brother.

Coping with the disappearance of a loved one has been difficult for the Koecher family, and the holiday season always makes the family wish they had more answers and that Steven would come back home. Doing something Steven would do really helps make him feel close,” Matthew said. Steven went missing on December 13, 2009 in a quiet Henderson, NV neighborhood. Home surveillance video shows Steven entering the neighborhood, parking his car and walking toward an area outside the view of the camera. The family has had little leads since then.

“In addition to helping Big Brothers Big Sisters, we hope that by selling his song online that it may generate new leads,” Dallin said. Others wishing to contribute to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah can do so through a Fundrazr account. The link will be posted on the “Help Us Find Steven Koecher” Facebook page, and on www.forsteven.com.
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