Citrus County Sheriff’s Office members have been following up on tips and leads looking for Kenneth John Ritchie, 27, of Citrus Springs ever since his mother reported him missing just after 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8.
Ritchie was last seen that Saturday at a friend’s residence on North Mendoza Way, also in Citrus Springs, at approximately 8:30 a.m.
The missing man is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Ritchie has three distinctive tattoos: SUMMER appears on his right forearm, RITCHIE on his left forearm, plus a tribal-style tattoo on his left shoulder.
As is customary in missing person cases, Ritchie’s personal information was immediately entered into the national database for missing persons. BOLOs (be on the lookout) also were issued locally as well as to surrounding counties.
Click on the photo to see a larger imageCCSO deputies have been conducting their own investigation and following up on numerous leads supplied by family members, but to no avail.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the 27-year-old has been known to frequent the Chatmire area north of Dunnellon in Marion County.
If anyone has information about Kenneth John Ritchie or his whereabouts, please call 911 anywhere or contact Crime Stoppers of Citrus County, Inc., right away. Text CITRUS plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), click on www.crimestopperscitrus.com or call 1-888-ANY-TIPS toll-free.