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Kerry Hoover

The remains of a 21 year old woman are found hidden underneath bushes

  • Last updated: October 20, 2022
  • American Canyon, CA
  • March 20, 1987

Overview of Kerry Hoover

Kerry Hoover was a 21 year old California native living in American Canyon, CA.

Unfortunately, there is hardly any information available about Kerry. She was living at a board and care home for developmentally disabled individuals in American Canyon, CA at the time of her death.

Kerry was last seen near her home on March 20, 1987.

Kerry was last officially seen leaving her home, a board and care home for developmentally disabled individuals, on Danrose Drive in American Canyon, CA to go to a nearby shopping center. Witnesses later reported that they had seen Kerry later that evening at the former Rancho Square shopping center near Highway 29 and Mini Drive with two young black men. Authorities were later able to identify both men and interviewed both of them extensively.

Two days later, Kerry’s body was discovered.

On March 22, 1987, Kerry’s body was found hidden in a bundle of bushes near Danrose Drive and Marla Drive in American Canyon, by a group of children who were playing in the area. Kerry’s autopsy revealed that she had been strangled to death, though it was unable to confirm whether she had been sexually assaulted.

Where the case stands today.

Shortly after Kerry’s body was discovered, a man named Fred Duane Green was arrested for her murder. Investigators identified him as a suspect shortly after the murder, though they were unable to locate and arrest him until November of 1989. Because Kerry’s case is still listed as an unsolved case on the Napa County Sheriff’s Office’s website, it seems that the charges against Green were later dropped, though no information is available about this detail.

“No matter how insignificant it may seem to you, please call us. It could be something we are looking for to crack the case.” - Cold Case Investigator, Todd Shulman.

Today, Kerry’s case remains unsolved and continues to be investigated by authorities. If you have any information regarding Kerry’s case, please contact the Napa County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 253-4591 or Napa Valley Crime Stoppers at (800) 450-8543.


  1. Date Missing:March 20, 1987
  2. Date Found:March 22, 1987
  3. Age at Incident:21
  4. Race:Caucasian / White
  5. Gender:Female

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