Police seek information about Colchester man missing for nearly 30 years

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Kenneth Reed
Kenneth Reed

Norwich — As the 30-year anniversary of his disappearance approaches, state police are seeking information about a Colchester man who was 24 when he vanished from his parents’ Forest Street home.

Police said Kenneth Reed, a white man with brown eyes and brown hair, was last seen at 20 Forest St. on March 24, 1989.

Articles that ran in The Day in 1989 and 1990 said Reed left his job at Bee Bee Dairy about 3:30 p.m., grabbed coffee from a nearby doughnut shop, then drove to his parents’ place.

A friend soon found his car in the driveway, unlocked, warm to the touch and with the coffee still inside. Reed was nowhere to be found.

As they investigated, police learned Reed was threatened twice in the week before he disappeared: once by an employee he had fired and once by a man whose girlfriend he had dated.

Reed's case also was featured on the TV show Crime Stoppers in November 1990.

He hasn’t been seen or heard from since he disappeared.

Detectives are asking residents who have relevant information to contact Detective Frank Cuoco at (860) 896-3235 or (860) 896-3230. The public also can contact Norwich police at (860) 886-5561, ext. 3156, or the state police tip line at (860) 685-8190.

l.boyle@theday.com

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