Steven Kraft went missing Feb. 15, 2001, from outside his Benton Township home when he was 12 years old. A poster was later created showing his photos and projected appearance.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Monday marks a milestone in one of this area’s longest-running tragic mysteries.

Steven Earl Kraft Jr., 12 at the time, took his dogs out for a walk the night of Feb. 15, 2001, but never returned to his Benton Township home. The dogs were found but Steven was never again seen or heard from.

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