St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a 29-year-old local man who went missing last week.
According to Schron Jackson, a police spokeswoman, Kelvin Swingler was last seen on August 25 between 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. in the area of Margaretta and Cora avenues in north St. Louis City. Kelvin left his job for the night (a restaurant in Clayton) at around 10 p.m. He received a ride from an ex-girlfriend to his mother's address in the 4600 block of Ashland.
A short time later, Swingler and the ex-girlfriend went to the Riverfront and hung out around that location for about an hour or so. Between 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., Swingler's ex-girlfriend dropped him off near Margaretta and Cora avenues. He'd been living in the area since the beginning of June.
Kelvin's new girlfriend, who lives on Margaretta Avenue, said he never returned home. After failing to make contact with him the next morning, Kelvin's girlfriend contacted his mother to try and find him.
Kelvin's cell phone has been turned off since August 26. His employer says Kelvin has missed several shifts since that time and has not picked up his paycheck.
On the same day Kelvin Swingler was reported missing, a 2002 green Chevy Impala with Missouri license plates BW45Z (disabled plate) was reported stolen from the 11000 block of Ebert in north St. Louis County. The vehicle belongs to Swingler's ex-girlfriend.
Police said they have prior documented incidents of violence involving Swingler and his ex-girlfriend.
Anyone with information on Kevin Swingler's whereabouts is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.