Name: Detreck Julian Foster
Age: 37 years old
Last seen: April 12, 2020
Location: Independence, Kansas
Status: Still Missing
37-year-old Detreck Foster was last seen in Independence, Kansas on April 12, 2020. He was reported missing after missing several holidays and important occasions with his family.
Detreck Julian Foster was born on June 15, 1982 to parents Detreck Foster and LaDonna Scott. He grew up in Parsons, Kansas and graduated from Parsons High School.
Foster previously worked as a corrections officer and tactical private security officer. He was required to travel a lot for work, but remained close to his family and never missed important occasions.
At the time of his disappearance, Foster was living in Independence, Kansas and had recently started working at FedEx. He is a divorced father of two daughters, ages 5 and 13, who live with their mother in Kansas City.
On April 4, 2020, Detreck Foster spoke on the phone with his ex-wife, saying his prepaid phone would be shut off soon. That wasn’t unusual, as he’d always get a new phone a few days later and get back in touch.
On April 12, 2020, Foster was last seen in Independence, Kansas. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
On May 10, 2020, Foster failed to call his mother and ex-wife on Mother’s Day. His family had been slightly concerned because he hadn’t been in contact as usual, but when he failed to call his mother that day they knew something was wrong.
On May 12, 2020, his family filed a missing person’s report with the Independence Police Department when they couldn’t contact him.
Detreck Foster’s loved ones say it’s uncharacteristic of him to be out of touch with his family, especially his children.
On June 15, 2020, Foster missed celebrating his birthday with his twin sister. He missed calling his mother on Mother’s Day, he missed both of his children’s birthdays, and missed spending Father’s Day with his daughters.
There were several reports from friends who say they saw Detreck in the Independence area in mid April, but the last confirmed sighting of him was on April 12, 2020.
Authorities are investigating his case as a homicide based on evidence they’ve found during their investigation, but have not released those details publicly.
On September 9, 2020, the Kansas Governor signed a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of 37-year-old Detreck Foster.
Foul play is strongly suspected in Detreck Foster’s disappearance, with authorities believing he was the victim of murder. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Detreck’s discovery.
The circumstances of Detreck Foster’s disappearance remain unclear and his case is currently classified as homicide. His case remains unsolved.
African American male born on June 15, 1982. Detreck has black hair, brown eyes, stands 5’9 – 5’11 tall and weighs 180 – 190 pounds.
Distinctive Physical Features:
Detreck has multiple tattoos including a cross on his right forearm, a Gemini sign for on his right arm, three dice on his arm, “DEJENAE” on his arm and “FOO” on his abdomen.
Detreck has a scar from heart surgery on his chest and a scar on the right side of his nose.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Detreck Julian Foster please contact the Independence Police Department at (620) 332-1700 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-4017.
Resources & Further Information
Detreck Julian Foster #MP70553 – National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
Kansas Bureau of Investigation – Facebook
News & Media Links
Family continues to search for missing Kansas father Detreck Foster who disappeared three months ago – NBC News 07/2020
$5,000 reward for info on missing man Detreck Foster – KAKE 04/2022
Wayne Van der Schaaff says
A new employee is normally taken advantage of , as he was , as stated newly employed by Fedex ,been keen did he question the ” wrong ” situation and report it up – line , or was he asked to let an illegal substance go through the system , and also reported it ? .
What line of work was he in before , and was he in admin or customer related work ? .
Given the tattoo ‘s as stated and the scars , what type of friends did he mix with , did he achieve well at what he did in the short time that he was at Fedex ? .