Adam Herrman then and what he may look like now.
Reward increases in search for Adam Herrman:
Reward in Adam Herrman case doubled to $100,000:
This Tuesday, July 1st, will mark the 15th anniversary since the disappearance of then 11-year-old Adam Herrman from the Butler County, Kansas home of his adoptive Breeders, Doug and Valerie Herrman. While Adam disappeared in 1999 his disappearance wasn’t reported to anyone until 2008. His adoptive Breeders were collecting the government benefits for Adam the entire time he was gone. They were both sentenced to less than a year in jail on fraud charges.
Just recently an anonymous donor doubled the reward for information leading to the discovery of Adam to $100,000.
Anyone with information about Adam’s whereabouts or his disappearance is asked to call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or 316-322-4257.
If you were to ask my opinion I would reluctantly say that I think Adam is no longer with us. When this story first broke it was big time national news. If no one could find him then I think it’s very unlikely that he’s till alive. Even so Adam needs to come home and those who wronged him need to face justice.
Thanks to Denise for the tip.
Adam Herrman – Age Progressed
Butler County releases age progression picture of Adam Herrman:
For those of you not familiar with the story of Adam Herrman you can catch up by clicking here.
The abridged version is that Adam was last seen at age 11 in 1999 in Butler County, Kansas. His adoptive Breeders continued to collect government checks and Adam was not reported missing until 2008. (It’s been 6 years already?)
The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has released the above age progressed photo showing what Adam could possibly look like today.
Anyone with information about the disappearance of Adam Joseph Herrman is asked to call the Butler County Sheriff’s Office at 316-322-4257, CRIME TIPS at 1-866-484-5924 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hour Hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
So far his adoptive Breeders have not been charged in his disappearance but have pleaded guilty to fraud.
Not even Shakespeare could make this kind of tragedy up. As ex-foster parents Liz and David Carroll face murder charges for leaving poor Marcus Fiesel to die in a closet, Fiesel’s bio-mom, Donna Trevino, is suing the Carrolls, Ohio’s Butler County, and the Lifeway for Youth child placement agency for neglect in Marcus’ death…to the tune of $5 million. In other words, the woman who underfed Marcus, and kept him and her other kids in a house smeared with shit, is now attempting to cash in on a chain of events that started because of her lousy parenting. Un-fucking-believable. You gotta admit, it takes a serious set of cajones (or a serious lack of brains) to make a list of all the people who failed your son, and leave your own neglectful ass out of the timeline.
The Cincinnati Enquirer’s editorial board has the right solution here: let Trevino’s lawsuit proceed, so that everybody responsible is held accountable, but by no means award her any money. No one should profit off of Marcus Fiesel’s passing, and that goes double for Trevino.