BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) The Butler County Sheriff's Office continues to remind the public about a boy who disappeared from the home of his adoptive parents in 1999.
Adam Herrman, aka, Irvin Sylvester Groeninger III, was born on June 8, 1987. He would be 31-years-old today.
Adam was adopted by Doug and Valerie Herrman. Doug died in July 2016. This April, Valerie told Factfinder 12 investigator Michael Schwanke, Adam ran away when he was just 11-years-old. She said she feared losing her other kids, so she never reported him missing.
Doug and Valerie Herrman served some time in prison for continuing to cash state aid checks after Adam’s disappearance, but have not been charged with his disappearance or presumed death.
"We want to take the time to recognize this young man and the impact he has had on the lives of countless people, including his family, the devoted followers of his story and those of us here at the Butler County Sheriff's Office," write the sheriff's office on the Facebook page, "Adam Joseph Herrman - Missing Since 1999".
Anyone with information about Adam Joseph Herrman, a.k.a. Irvin Sylvester Groeninger III, or where he may be is asked to call one of the following numbers:
Butler County Sheriff's Office - (316) 322-4254
Butler County Investigations - (316) 322-4257
Butler County Crime Tips - (316) 322-8817
National Center for Missing & Exploited children - 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)