(BUTLER COUNTY, Kan.) — No one has seen him in more than a decade, but it's only been a year since authorities have known about the disappearance of Adam Herrman.
Herrman was eleven years old when he was last seen in 1999. Last December, his sister contacted SRS concerned that she couldn't find her brother. That's when authorities started searching the areas where Herrman once lived with his adoptive parents. They put out his picture all over the country and interviewed dozens of potential witnesses.
Although the case is no longer making daily headlines, those involved say work is constantly being done to find out what happened to Herrman. Butler County Attorney Jan Satterfield says it's taking awhile, but in a case like this time is on their side.
"As each year and each day passes, I think that makes for a stronger case to argue to a jury that Adam Hermann is dead," Satterfield said. She says the fact that this is a decade old cold case and there's no body, makes it the most complex case she's ever worked. She's collected more than a dozen binders of information on Herrman's life. Satterfield says it will continue to be a priority to answer the question, what happened to Adam Herrman.