COLD CASE - 1981 Missing Person Ryan Jan Kemp – Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, PA



The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit, continue to investigate the September 1981, disappearance of Slatington, PA native, Ryan Jan Kemp.

Ryan Jan Kemp, was renting a home in Germansville, Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County.  Ryan Kemp was last seen at the King’s IGA Supermarket on PA Route 873, Schnecksville, on September 17, 1981.  Foul play is suspected in his disappearance. 

At the time of his disappearance, Ryan Kemp was described as a 30-year-old, white male, approximately 5’9” to 5’10”, 135 – 140 lbs., full wavy brown hair, mustache, hazel eyes, and prescription glasses and/or contacts.  Ryan Jan Kemp graduated from Slatington High School in 1969 and attended Penn State University in State College for two years before dropping out.  Ryan also worked at the New Jersey Zinc Company in Palmerton, PA, for a short time. 

Additional information relative this case is available on the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System website at (NamUs Missing Person Case #9151). 

Any persons with information regarding this incident are asked to anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at

All callers to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD for information that leads to an arrest, the solving of a crime/cold case or the location of a wanted person/fugitive or missing person.

All information is accurate as of Release Date and is subject to change or updated. 

Media Release #2216

Thursday, September 17, 1981 - 12:00am

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