MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In a plot that sounds like a movie, there is new hope in the years-long search for a missionary pilot once feared dead.
Jerry Krause, who grew up in Waseca, disappeared in 2013 while flying over Africa’s west coast. He was later declared dead.
But new information from the United States government has taken the investigation in a dramatic new direction.
Krause’s youngest daughter, Jessica, looked back on the day her life changed course from her home in Indianapolis.
“It’s a routine flight he’s done multiple times,” Jessica said. “I thought, ‘Just give it some time and it’s all going to be OK.’ Now it’s been close to four-and-a-half years.”
Krause served as a missionary pilot in Africa since 1989, where he raised his three kids with his wife, Gina.
On April 7, 2013, Krause planned to fly a new plane from South Africa to Mali. His …