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Chris Kerze
Christopher Kerze.jpgProgressed to 43
Age 17
Race White
Sex Male
Location Eagan, Minnesota
Disappeared April 20, 1990
Missing for 31 years
Height 5'11
Weight 135 pounds
Classification Suspected suicide

Christopher Matthew "Chris" Kerze (born February 19, 1973) is a young man who went missing from Minnesota.

Kerze is one of the remaining missing persons featured in the music video for Soul Asylum's song Runaway Train.


Chris stayed home sick from school and left home taking the family van, a blue Dodge Caravan, and his father's 1954 to 1956 model Mossberg 20-gauge bolt-action shotgun with a three-shell clip on April 20, 1990, in Eagan, Minnesota. A note stating he would be back around 18:00 was found. A subsequent handwritten and apologetic note received on the following day and postmarked Duluth, Minnesota announced that Christoper lied about being sick so he could run away from home and take his own life. Although Christopher apparently didn't take any ammunition with him, he did withdraw $200 from his savings account the day he disappeared.

The van was located two days later abandoned near Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Inside the van were the keys and a note from Christopher explaining who owned the van.

Police suspect he killed himself. They also believe the gun may have been abandoned somewhere in rural Minnesota and was possibly found later by a hunter.


  • Brown hair.
  • Brown eyes.
  • Several facial acne.
  • Badly nearsighted with 20/400 vision in both eyes.
  • Allergic to sulpha drugs.
  • Feet point outward while walking.
  • A one-inch scar on his forehead near the hairline.
  • Small red birthmark on the bottom of an unspecified foot.

Clothing and accessories

  • Eyeglasses or hard contact lenses; the glasses have blue wire rims.
  • A mid-calf length acid-washed light blue denim trench coat that came down to between his knees and ankles.
  • A size large black cotton sweatshirt.
  • Blue or black Bugle Boy jeans with pockets at the knees (size 29M).
  • Black leather belt.
  • White crew sweat socks (size 30).
  • J.C. Penney underwear with a blue stripe and an elastic waistband (size 11 or 11 1/2).
  • Brown leather boat shoes.
  • Plastic Swatch watch with a black and white zebra-striped band.
  • Black bi-fold leather wallet with his Minnesota driver's license.