Kelsey Smith of Overland Park (Kansas City area) disappeared on Saturday, June 2, 2007 (Kidnapped: Video Tape)
Kelsey Smith has been missing since June 2, 2007. Police are saying that she has been the victim of an abduction.
- Kelsey is 18 years old
- 5 feet 6 inches tall
- weighs about 120 lbs
- brown hair
- brown eyes
- When she was last seen, Kelsey was wearing a pink tank top, black cotton shorts, and tennis shoes.
- She was driving an ’87 gray Buick Regal with a Nebraska temp plate (“30 Day 458″) on the front. This car was recovered at Oak Park Mall – its original plate read WOZ 965.
Family Says Car Found But ATM Card, Cell Phone Missing
Family members said they later found her car across the street in front of Macy’s. Her purse and keys were inside the car, but her ATM card and cell phone were missing. Authorities said surveillance video from the Macy’s parking lot was not clear enough to identify the person who drove her car.
Officials said Smith’s ATM card and cell phone have not been used since the kidnapping. (KMBC-TV)
Go to the family web site, Find Kelsey.com
Target Store surveillance video.
Cops: Kelsey Was Abducted
Cops in Overland Park, Kan. say 18-year-old Kelsey Ann Smith was abducted from the parking lot of a Target store. Police say a man pushed her into her car at around 7:09 p.m. Kelsey was supposed to meet her boyfriend at home to go to a graduation party, but when she didn’t show up. (AMW)
Update I: Volunteers Search for Missing Teen, Kelsey Smith
Family and friends gathered again Tuesday morning in the Target parking lot near 97th & Quivira where missing teen, Kelsey Smith, was last seen. Volunteers canvassed area parks and pass out updated fliers. (FOX 4 – KS)
Update II: Video shows Kan. teen forced into car
“As she opened the driver’s side door, the individual sprinted up behind her and pushed her into the car,” Police Capt. Tom Fredrickson said.
Her car was found two hours later in the parking lot of a mall across the street.
Police were working to enhance the quality of that video, which has not been released because it is so poor, Detective Matthew Bregel said. (Houston Chronicle)
UPDATE IV (7:55 CT): This just in … Tim Miller and TES Joining the Search for Kelsey Smith
I just got off the phone with Tim Miller and he an 10+ TES members will be traveling to Kansas to help search for Kelsey Miller. They will be bringing boats and the drone airplane capable of taking aerial footage. TES has been asked by the search director and law enforcement to help aid in the search for the missing Kelsey Smith. We have also learned that the family of Jodi Sanderholm is also going to help search. (developing)
UPDATE V: Person of Interest
Overland Park Police Chief John Douglas said searchers have received over 200 tips in the disappearance of Kelsey Smith at a Tuesday evening press conference.
Update VII: More updates and the Press Conference discussing White Pick up truck
UPDATE VIII: Kelsey Smith’s Body Found, Police Confirm
Kelsey Smith’s family spoke on Wednesday evening, following the discovery of her body earlier in the day. Police confirmed Smith’s body was found near a shallow creek bed near Longview Lake in south Kansas City in a heavily wooded area. Members of the Hillcrest Covenant Church plan to hold a vigil tonight at 7. (Fox-KS)
The body of Kelsey Smith, an eighteen year old Overland Park, Kansas, has been found today. She was found about fifteen miles away from the site of her abduction.
Videos of breaking news, body found that of missing Kelsey Smith.
UPDATE IX: Arrest made in the murder of Kelsey Smith.
26 year old Edwin R. Hall has been arrested by police in the murder of Kelsey Smith. Hall will be charged tomorrow with first degree murder and kidnapping charges.