Updated May 28, 2016: The search for Kenneth VanBuskirk has ended. On April 12, 2016, remains found on February 21, 2016 in the town of Lusk, Wyoming were positively identified as being those of Mr VanBuskirk. Rest in peace Sir.
Kenneth VanBuskirk was last seen on the evening of July 28, 2014 at his home in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Because his disability check was due to arrive 4 days after his disappearance, his family believes that he did not leave on his own accord.
Kenneth VanBuskirk has lung cancer and speaks with a raspy voice. He wears dentures, but does not normally wear them. Kenneth VanBuskirk is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 160 to 170 pounds. Kenneth has gray hair that is thinning on top and he has hazel eyes. Kenneth often wears a baseball cap backwards on his head, but does own several cowboy hats which he will occasionally wear (see photos below). Kenneth has a red rose tattoo on his upper right arm and he may be using a walking cane. Kenneth VanBuskirk may appear to be older than he is.
Kenneth went missing with no vehicle and he did not take any possessions with him. Kenneth likely did not leave with the medication that he needs to help with his Lung Cancer.
Kenneth VanBuskirk is known to family and friends as “Kenny Van Buskirk” and is listed in numerous news articles as “Ken Van Buskirk”. Kenneth is listed in NamUs (National Missing and Unidentified Persons System) as Kenneth VanBuskirk NamUs MP # 26029
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kenneth Van Buskirk is urged to call the Lusk Police Department at 307-334-2240, Private Investigator Dave Wolfskill at 307-467-5915 OR WE HELP THE MISSING-TIP LINE 866-660-4025.