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American Gay Club Dancers Disappear In Montreal

by Jean-Pierre O'Brien 365Gay.com Montreal Bureau

Posted: August 30, 2005 12:01 am ET

(Montreal, Quebec) Two male dancers have disappeared in Montreal and police say they have little evidence to show what happened to them. Steve Wright, a native of Guerneville, in northern California, and Mark Kraynak of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, were last seen a week ago.

The two worked for an agency that supplies dancers and models for the adult entertainment industry. Both Wright (pictured) and Kraynack were working at Remington's a gay strip bar in downtown Toronto and were expected to return to the United States late last week.

But, at the last minute they decided to make a trip to Montreal before heading home. They drove from Toronto to Montreal with another friend and their agent.

Wright and Kraynack left their hotel early last Monday morning and Kraynack called one of the other two friends from a taxi to say they were going to an after-hours club in suburban Laval.

That is the last anyone heard from them.

Police say there is no sign of the pair on surveillance tapes from the club and believe the men may never have arrived.

Kraynack's cell phone has a global positioning function but police say that the phone has been turned off. Wright's phone was still in the hotel room, along with the men's clothing, passports and personal papers.

Both men were believed to be making about $1,000 a night dancing in Toronto but their bank accounts have not been touched since the two went missing.

Kraynack and Wright are are both muscular and 6-foot-tall. Kraynak served with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq until early last year and was known for superior strength and easy disposition. He is also a Purple Heart recipient. A family friend said that there is no way anyone would mess with him unless there was a gun involved.

Wright was considered by other dancers to be "a party boy". He liked the life that the money from stripping provided.

Police are still trying to find the cab driver. Investigators say there was nothing in the hotel room to indicate foul play but add they don't know what happened once the men got into the cab.

©365Gay.com 2005


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