Name: Kirsten Brueggeman
Age: 26 years old
Last seen: January 2, 2021
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Status: Still missing
Disappeared: Season 10 Episode 1 “Vanished in The Night”
26 year old Kirsten Brueggeman was last seen in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 2, 2021. At 2:00 am she was seen walking through the YMCA parking lot on North Shortridge Road. Kirsten hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
At the time of her disappearance, Kirsten was living with her parents on the northeast side of Indianapolis and worked at Cicis on the city’s south side.
On January 1, 2021, Kirsten spoke with her mother on the phone, telling her she wouldn’t need a ride home from work because she was going to be meeting up with friends after her shift.
That evening, Kirsten met up with her friends at the Irish Mutt bar, located at the corner of Shadeland Road and 10th Street in Indianapolis.
Around 12:15 am Kirsten left the bar with several friends. Following an argument with her friends, the group left Kirsten behind at the bar while they went to a bowling alley in Beech Grove.
Kirsten was seen on camera walking toward a closed bowling alley, before heading east past the Winner Woodworking Company on North Shortridge Road.
At approximately 2:00 am on January 2, 2021, Kirsten was last seen on surveillance footage walking through the parking lot of the Harper J. Ransburg Branch YMCA off of North Shortridge Road.
The footage shows her walking towards East Washington Street, but it is unknown if she ever made it there. Kirsten hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) reached out to the community in hopes of finding clues in Kirsten’s disappearance. Subsequent searches by police and independent investigators have turned up nothing.
Kirsten’s family hired a private investigator and offered a reward in hopes of finding answers.
The IMPD is offering a reward of $10,000 for any information leading to Kirsten’s whereabouts.
The location of Kirsten Brueggeman, and the circumstances regarding her disappearance, remain unknown.
Kirsten’s parents don’t believe she would have just walked away from her life, saying she wouldn’t leave her beloved dog Tifa behind.
26 year old caucasian female with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands 5’2 and weighs approximately 115 pounds.
Her right index finger is crooked due to a previous break.
Kirsten was last seen wearing a gray or light colored stocking hat, a black waist length jacket, blue jeans, a white back pack, and black knee high boots.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Kirsten Brueggeman please contact the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department at (317) 327-6160, or the Lauth Investigation International anonymous tip line at (317) 279-6082.
Resources & Further Information
Kirsten Brueggeman – Namus
Missing Person: Kirsten Brueggeman – Facebook
Kirsten Brueggeman still missing, PI joins search for missing woman – Lauth Missing Persons
News & Media Links
There are over 200 active missing persons cases in Indiana – WTHR
Parents keep hope alive for missing 26-year-old daughter – Fox 59
Lauth Investigations International Joins Search for Missing Indianapolis Woman, Kirsten Brueggeman – EIN News
IMPD searching for woman missing from east side – WTHR
Vigil to be Held in Honor of Missing Indianapolis Woman – Technology Today News
Here Are The Things You Should Know About An Indianapolis Woman Who Went Missing Last Year – IndyStar
Videos & Flyers
Rex Brueggeman says
As a parent of a missing adult child, I believe and know that shows such as “Disappeared” provide an important community service by not only highlighting individual cases, but also by emphasizing what a horrible problem missing person cases are for society as a whole. The more exposure that missing people get definitely increases the chances they will be found.
This is a very sad situation. But I think investigators need to look anyone in that complex that has access to video surveillance. It’s not a coincidence that camera just jumped time. Her lousy friends should be looked at a lot closer as well. Sex offenders in the area. Get the dogs to sniff the grounds dumpster. All these things should of been done immediately. Police wasted to much time waiting for answers to come to them! Sad!
I just watch your daughter’s disappeared episode..broke my heart for your family especially Mom& Dad..praying for you all to hear something or hear from her..I’m so sorry for your endless stress…