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11-year-old boy missing for 12-years was never reported by family

A hearing has been set for the case of missing Adam Herrman to present evidence that his adopted parents never reported him missing so they could collect state subsidies.

Adam Herrman
Adam Herrman

Adam Herrman, 11, ran away from his home in Towanda, Kansas in 1999, according to his adopted parents Doug and Valerie Herrman. CBS affiliate KWCH reported that the Herrmans listed Adam as one of their dependents in 2002. A preliminary hearing is set for February 22 for the prosecution to make their case against the Herrman’s, who collected $52,800 from May 1999 to July 2005 by claiming Adam as a dependent.

Doug Herrman died in 2016. Sheriff Herzet believes one person knows where Adam is.  “I believe Valerie Herrman has more to tell and she’s not talking at this point,” said Herzet.

Back in 2016 – the Facebook page was looking for childhood friends of Adam’s.

“Today I am looking for any school mates of Adam’s who may remember him. This is a bit of a daunting task due to the young age of his disappearance. We are looking for anyone who attended elementary school in Mulvane, Kansas and Derby, Kansas between 1991 and 1995 who may have been in Adam’s classes. Please pass along to everyone you know who grew up in those towns who might remember Adam. Thanks to everyone following this investigation.”

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“We want to take the time to recognize this young man and the impact he has had on the lives of countless people, including his family, the devoted followers of his story and those of us here at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office,” write the sheriff’s office on the Facebook page, “Adam Joseph Herrman – Missing Since 1999”.

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