Real Name: Phillip Taylor Kramer
Date: February 12th, 1995
Date of Birth: July 12th, 1952
Weight: 200 lbs.
Marital Status: Married
Characteristics: Caucasian male, Sandy blonde hair, blue eyes,
Details: Kramer was the bass player for the Seventies group, "Iron Butterfly." In later years, he was a computer engineer who co-founded Total Multimedia Inc. and SoftVideo Inc. In 1995 Kramer grew emotionally distraught as his companies failed. On February 12, 1995, after failing to meet an investor at Los Angeles International Airport, Kramer made a call to 911 from his Ford Aerostar Van. He claimed that he was going to kill himself. That was the last time he was heard from, and no trace of Kramer or his van was found.
Suspects: None known
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the November 3, 1995 episode.
Results: Solved. In 1999, two photographers snapping pictures of old car wrecks at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, California found Kramer's Aerostar Van. His skeletal remains were inside. After an investigation, his death was ruled a probable suicide based on forensic evidence and phone calls made before he died, one of which stated he was going to kill himself.
- Philip's case on Unsolved.com
- Philip Taylor Kramer on Wikipedia
- Los Angeles Times Archive on Philip's disappearance
- Coroner Confirms Remains in Canyon as Philip Kramer
- Godlike Message Board Link