Larry Dewayne Krebbs

Left and Center: Larry circa, 1980

Right: Age Progressed to age 35

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: May 30, 1980

Missing From: Durant, Bryant County, Oklahoma

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: February 3, 1978

Age: 2 years old

Height and Weight: 2’4″ and 35 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Male, Blonde hair, Blue eyes, Larry usually goes by his middle name “Dewayne” which is spelled as Dwayne by some agencies

NCMEC Number: 818705

Details of Disappearance

Larry Krebbs was last seen in Durant, Oklahoma on May 30th 1980. He was camping at Lake Texoma with his family which included his father, mother, and his two older siblings. They also had two neighborhood friends camping with them.

According to Larry’s father, Larry Krebbs Sr., they left the campsite to gather up some firewood. He stated that he last saw his son behind him and carrying an armful of small sticks. He was slightly ahead of his son but when he turned around, Larry was gone. The area they were walking in was wide open and they were about 15 feet away from the banks of a river.

Investigators originally suspected that Larry drowned in the river as the water depth had reached 6 feet high by that day and was flowing rapidly at the time. His father does not believe the child drowned since he didn’t hear him scream or a splash to indicate he fell in. Investigators theorized that Larry was swept away by the current and got caught on something only to be covered with silt, hindering the recovery efforts.

Larry Sr. believes his son was abducted. He stated there were quite a few people in the area and he believes someone picked him up and took him away. No one has been named as a suspect in the child’s disappearance and there’s no evidence that he was abducted or that he drowned.

Larry’s disappearance remains unsolved and investigators are unsure of what happened to him. Some agencies might list his date of disappearance as June 1st.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Bryan County Sheriffs Office 580-924-3000

Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network


The Daily Oklahoman 06/01/1980

The Daily Oklahoman 06/03/1980