Two Year Anniversary In Disappearance of Steven Koecher
Tomorrow marks the two year anniversary of Steven Koecher‘s disappearance.
Koecher, who lived in St. George, UT at the time, was last seen in a surveillance video walking away from his car which he had parked at the end of a cul-de-sac in a Henderson, NV neighborhood on December 13, 2009. Recently purchased Christmas presents, coats, blankets, pillows, and a shaving kit were found in his car. His wallet and cell phone were not found.
Approximately 5 hours after Koecher walked away from his car, his cell phone was picked up by a tower several miles away near Arroyo Grande Blvd. and American Pacific Dr. Two hours later the signal was picked up again by a tower near Sunset Dr. and Stephanie St. The next morning the signal was picked up once again near US 95 and Russell Rd. The phone signal stayed in that area for 2 days before it was lost.
Extensive searches by LE and volunteers around the area Koecher disappeared did not turn up any clues or evidence.
Some of Koecher’s movements for the few days prior his disappearance were discovered by tracking his credit card receipts but offered no clues as to why he went to Henderson or what happened to him after he walked away from his car.
There was speculation that Koecher’s disappearance was related to the disappearance of Susan Powell from West Valley City, UT a week before on 12/6/09. However, investigators were unable to find any evidence that the two knew each other and do not believe the cases are connected.
In the days after Koecher’s disappearance his family started a Facebook page called Help Us Find Steven Koecher. Earlier this year the case was featured on the Investigation Discovery series, Disappeared.
There have been no new developments in Koecher’s case and in a sad turn of events his father, Rolf Koecher passed away this year not knowing what happened to his son.
Steven Koecher who was 30 at the time of his disappearance is described as a white male, approximately 5’10”, 180 lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes. He has a surgical scar behind each ear and a series of birth marks on his abdomen. He was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, white dress shirt, blue jeans or Docker’s pants, and white sneakers.
Anyone with information should call the St. George Police Department at (435) 627-4319.
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