Missing Richard James Kirk new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Richard James Kirk

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: January 24, 2010 from Olney Springs, Colorado

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: March 6, 1949 Age at disappearance: 60 years old

Weight and Height: 5'9, 230 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Graying brown hair, brown eyes. Richard has a gray beard and mustache. He may wear eyeglasses for reading. He has a speech impediment that may make him difficult to understand. Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears a flannel shirt over a cotton shirt, jeans or work pants and work boots.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case as of May 2020)


On January 24, 2010, Richard was seen in Olney Springs, Colorado. He was rejected by a love interest that day, and he wanted to start a medical marijuana business. Richard was reported missing by relatives that same month. There was a possible sighting of him in Laramie, Wyoming in November 2010; he was supposedly homeless in that area, and planning to move on because of the cold weather. After his disappearance, his white 2000 Buick Century with the Colorado license plate number 462DOD was found abandoned in Fountain, Colorado. He has never been heard from again.
In April 2016, Richard's nephew, David Jacob Kirk, was charged with second-degree murder, concealing a death, abuse of a corpse and possession of a weapon by a previous offender in connection with Richard's disappearance. His only prior criminal record was for felony embezzlement. Later that month, Richard's brother John was charged with being an accessory to second-degree murder in Richard's case. Authorities stated they believe Richard was killed over a family conflict. Photos of David and John are posted below this case summary. Little information has been released about the case against the defendants. Foul play is suspected in Richard's case due to the circumstances involved.

Left: David Kirk;
Right: John Kirk
Crowley County Sheriff's Office