BPD Searches for Missing Camaro Linked to 1994 Cold Case

October 11, 2023

Boise Police detectives are continuing to follow up on leads and information regarding the 1994 disappearance of Krystyn Dunlap.  New information has officers looking for a vehicle that may have been involved in her disappearance.  Police are looking for the 1989 Z28 Camaro shown in the photo below.  The vin number is 1G1FP21E3KL147418.  It was originally grey in color and was grey at the time of Krystyn’s disappearance.  It may be a different color now.

Actual car police are looking for: 1989 Camaro Z28 IROC

The vin number is 1G1FP21E3KL147418

Car similar to the one police are looking for: 1989 Camaro Z28 IROC

Actual car police are looking for: 1989 Camaro Z28 IROC
Car similar to the one police are looking for: 1989 Camaro Z28 IROC

“Even though it’s been decades, we have reason to believe that this Z28 Camaro could be the evidence we need to help solve what happened to Krystyn and find justice for her and her family,” said Boise Police Sgt. Justin Kendall. “We are looking for any information that will help us figure out what happened to this vehicle and where it might be now.”

Detectives have tracked the Camaro and found that it’s been sold and given away multiple times since 1994.  Its last known location was in the Reno, NV, area, specifically Sun Valley, NV, about 20 years ago.  Boise Police detectives have been in contact with Washoe County Sheriff in attempts to find the vehicle. Detectives are only interested in finding the vehicle and none of the vehicle’s owners since 1994 are suspected of any wrongdoing or under investigation.

“We are asking people to spread the word that we are looking for this car.  If you have a friend or neighbor with an old Camaro on their property, ask about it, check the VIN,” said Sgt. Kendall.  “Please check old salvage yards, hobby/part shops, etc.  It’s possible that as of about 2000, it was no longer running and was being used as a parts car, potentially ending up in the amateur car racing/car building circuit.  We know it’s a long shot, but we would really like to find this car.”

Reward for information: For tips leading to a felony arrest in this investigation, Crime Stoppers of Southwest Idaho is offering a reward up to $1,000.  You can contact Crimestoppers at: 208- 343-COPS (2677), www.343COPS.com, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.

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.

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 P3! app, 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!



Contact: Boise Police Media Relations


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