Family of missing woman Krystyn Dunlap holds vigil

January 20, 2022

The family of Krystyn Dunlap is holding a vigil on Monday in honor of her 45th birthday. Family and friends will gather at the Julia Davis Park Agricultural Pavilion at 5 pm with flowers, candles, and a birthday cake to celebrate Krystyn and ask the community for help finding answers about her disappearance 27 years ago. At this time, the Boise Police Department will not be providing interviews about this investigation. We are sending out this announcement in support of Krystyn’s family and to provide background information.

Previously released information:  

On October 16th, 1994, Krystyn Dunlap’s mother reported her daughter had runaway and was missing. In the days and weeks that followed, there were reports from a few of Krystyn’s friends or acquaintances indicating they were in contact with Krystyn but she was never officially located by her family or police.  Krystyn was born in January of 1977 and was 17-years-old when she went missing.  At the time, officers attempted to find her and she was listed in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Missing and Unidentified Persons System as a runaway.

In 1998, her status was changed from a runaway to a missing person, as she would have been legal “adult” age.  Meanwhile, the investigation into Krystyn’s whereabouts had gone cold.

In 2011, Krystyn’s family still had no contact with her. BPD Violent Crime detectives looked at the case and conducted a “cold case” investigation to see if there were overlooked leads or new leads in Krystyn’s location.  Many people were reinterviewed, and missing person databases were searched again.  BPD exhausted all investigative leads.  The case again became inactive but still open.

This year, in the summer of 2021 BPD detectives again met with Krysten’s mother Kim to see what could be done further on this case.  Kim, her family, and BPD, have unfortunately come to the conclusion that Krysten is likely no longer a runaway, or missing person, and that Krystyn is likely deceased.

Details from the investigation lead current Boise Police detectives to believe foul play was likely involved in her disappearance.  Although she was officially reported missing by Kim in Oct. of 1994, BPD had conflicting reports from friends, acquaintances, and people she was living with, saying they contact with Krystyn as late as mid December of 1994.

Boise Police strongly believe someone knows what happened to Krystyn.  We urge those people to come forward to police and contact Crime Stoppers: Leave a web tip at 343COPS.Com, use the new FREE app, P3!, or call 208-343-COPS(2677). You can remain anonymous and you can earn a reward of up to $1000.00 if your tip leads to a felony arrest!  In partnership with Krystyn’s family, BPD wanted to remind the community about her.  We are still looking for her and want to bring justice to Krystyn and her family.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

(208) 570-6180 | BPDMedialine@cityofboise.org

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