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

Steven Koecher

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.






5 Responses to “Two Year Anniversary In Disappearance of Steven Koecher”

  • Dan says:

    My first question here is are you certain Steven is the person who walked away from the car? Has that been proven or is it assumed? Secondly, has every phone number listed on his statement for 60 days prior to his disappearance been traced back to its original owner and billing address? Hence, can any of them be connected to Henderson and/or Vegas.
    People ALWAYS have a reason for doing things! Knowing why Steven went to Henderson or Vegas instead of say Provo or Eagle Mountain may be a vital item.
    I wish you the best of luck!

    • Cheri says:

      As I recall surveillance video from a home in the area shows Steven walking away from his car. LE did look at his phone records but I don’t know how far back they looked.

  • john sayer says:

    As Dan stated there may be a reason why steven went to the area he did. I suspect it was considered but could he have gone to a job interview.

    I looked at records in that street which showed a company called “Progressive Interiors” which is based at 2250, just outside the CCTV.

    I am assuming Progressive may be an interior design company and bearing in mind steven was working for a blinds cleaning company, was this ever considered

    Just a thought.

    Good Luck and besy wishes to the family in their search.

  • Sabrina Underwood says:

    I just watched the story on Discovery.
    They were saying he was going to an interview or to visit someone in the neighborhood or whatever.
    What makes no sense is, why would he park at the end of the street then walk who knows how many yards/Km’s away? Intending to abandon the car? Because he sure wasn’t seen visiting houses, knocking on doors handing out flyers. He passed by.
    If I have to do some business, shopping, job interview, visit someone….why in the world would I park that far away from the destination? I park in the driveway or the curb right next to the house, building parking lot… or the closest I can.
    Just my thoughts.

  • Ben Johnson says:

    I delivered flyers for my own business. I parked my vehicle just like Steven did and worked my way back going door-to-door until I came back to my car and drove to a new neighborhood. This creates a perfect opportunity for a murderer to make his move. The suspect is a white male over 55 who confronted Steven, lured him in his home and made his move. Look at all the surrounding oceans of sand that surround those communities out there. Plenty of locations to burry a body.
    These 55+ communities are the most dangerous (believe it or not) because pedophiles reside there legally since no children are allowed to live there. A murderer has an opportunity to lay low since police officers usually retire in their forties—-why would an undercover cop in his thirties be there? He’d blow his cover. Less suspicion is perfect for these killers. If you want to catch a killer you have to think like one. Ignore that white SUV. That was a nosey woman wanting to know what Steven was sticking in the doors. She drove away slowly as she read the flyer he gave her. The killer is in that community not too far from where Steven was last recorded.

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