After exploring scenario after scenario, lead after lead, Gregg and Debra Mann still haven’t been able to find their son Keith, who lived at a Wichita Falls apartment complex at the time of his May 1997 disappearance. With help from a recent podcast, the Mann family hope so many unanswered questions will result in more answers.
“I’m not going to give up,” Keith’s father Gregg said.
With that resolve, Mann and his wife Debra are still searching for their son Keith, who after being seen by his friends walking up to his apartment, went missing.
While trying to think of reasons why and staying optimistic, in the beginning, the Mann’s said they’d be on opposite sides of possibilities.
“When we’d walk around the school, we’d argue about it every day. She (Debra) would be saying: ‘Well, he’d probably just took off. I’d say: ‘Debbie, he didn’t take off. What reason would he have to take off?'” Mann said.
Since then, there have been numerous leads, possible motives and people interviewed, all leading to a dead end. But recently, the Mann’s reached out to the creator and producer of The Vanished Podcast, which covers missing persons.
“I always had this interest in missing person’s cases,” Marissa Jones, The Vanished Podcast creator said.
Jones has done nearly 170 podcasts and Keith Mann’s episode was one of the most downloaded cases she has seen. She believes it’s because his disappearance is so mysterious.
“A lot of cases you can look at them and say: ‘Oh. Well, this person was obviously suspicious or that person. Keith’s case has all these little tiny clues that don’t all add up to point in one direction,” Jones said.
The ultimate direction for the Mann’s is to one day find their son or find an answer to what may have happened to him.
“We’re still hoping he’ll just walk in the door,” Debra Mann said.
The Mann’s said they are continuing to work with law enforcement. If you have information regarding this case, call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888.
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