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Kerry Aileen O’Brien-Krueger

Updated: Oct 28

Kerry Aileen O’Brien-Krueger was last seen at her residence on December 6th, 1989 in the vicinity of the 200 block of North Perkins Boulevard in Burlington, Wisconsin where she lived with her husband and her young daughter.


Kerry is a white woman, 5’4”, and 125 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. Kerry’s ears are pierced. She also has a small chicken pox scar between her eyebrows, freckles, and a mole on the back of her left shoulder.



Prior to her disappearance, Kerry was employed in the Public Relations department of Gander Mountain near Wilmot, Wisconsin.


According to her husband Tracey, Kerry approached him on December 5th and said that she needed to travel to Wyoming for a trade show the following morning. Kerry said she was replacing a co-worker who could not make the trip.


Tracey said that Kerry packed a bag that night and left their residence at approximately 4:30 a.m. on December 6th. She was supposedly driving to Chicago, Illinois with another co-worker to then catch a flight to Wyoming. A neighbor indicated that she saw a black unidentified car parked outside the Krueger home around that same time. A man was driving the vehicle, but the neighbor went back to bed and didn’t see anyone enter the vehicle. Kerry said goodbye to Tracey that morning and was never seen or heard from again.


One of Kerry’s co-workers called Tracey later in the morning asking where Kerry was as she had not come in to work that day. Gander Mountain did not have any employees scheduled to attend an out-of-state trade show and the Wyoming trip did not exist. It was unlike Kerry to be a no-show for work and that was out of character for Kerry.


Investigators believe that either Kerry or Tracey lied about the business trip. No one is certain if Kerry left of her own accord or if foul play was involved.


The residence was searched, but no evidence was found in the Krueger household and many of Kerry’s personal belongings were left behind.


Tracey took a polygraph test in January of 1990, but the results were inconclusive. He was scheduled to take another test soon after, but experienced a severe gastrointestinal illness that forced him to cancel. He later suffered a stroke which affected his memory, affecting his memories during his adult life. Due to these conditions, he never took the second test. He has never been charged in connection to his wife’s case and there have been no arrests made.


Age Progression photo of Kerry

Kerry was 32 years old when she went missing. She would be 64 years old today.


Her family continues to hope for answers.


Any leads or information should be directed to:

Racine County Sheriff’s Office

Tommy Sharrett, Investigator

(262) 886-2300


You can find more on NamUs:

Case #MP299


Additional Sources:

The Vanished Episode 221: Kerry O'Brien Kreuger

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

Unsolved Mystery: What happened to Kerry O'Brien-Krueger


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