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Posted on: August 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Ridgefield Police Department Seeks Public’s Help Locating Missing Person

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UPDATE: On 09/04/2023, Krieg Kjer was located, deceased, in rural Skamania County. Initially, Kjer’s van was located on 09/02/2023, near the U.S. Forest Service 25 Road, by recreationists who recognized the vehicle being associated with a missing subject. After multiple search efforts conducted by the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, Kjer was not located. Kjer’s family assisted in the search efforts on 09/04 and located Kjer outside of the original search area. Kjer’s cause of death has not been determined at this time, but the manner does not appear suspicious.

The Ridgefield Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating Krieg Olaf Kjer, who was last heard from at 7:00 am on August 24, 2023.

Krieg is 46 years old, stands at a height of 6 feet tall, and weighs approximately 175 pounds.  He has brown hair and blue eyes.

Krieg is associated with a 2022 Grey, Mercedes Sprinter van, Washington license plates CCA2606.  The van has several custom features, which make it stand out.   Please see the photographs below of Krieg and the Mercedes Sprinter van.  

The Ridgefield Police Department is working closely with Krieg’s family to locate him.

If you have seen Krieg Kjer or have information related to his whereabouts, please contact Officer Tyler King at the Ridgefield Police Department at Tyler.King@ridgefieldwa.us or by calling 9-1-1.  

Press Contact Information:
Cathy Doriot, Chief of Police
Phone: 360-887-3556
Cathy.Doriot@ridgefieldwa.us 

Krieg Kjer

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