KELSEY SMITH of Overland Park (Kansas City area) disappeared on Saturday, June 2 around 7:00 PM. She was last seen in the parking lot at the Target store at 97th and Quivira, behind the Oak Park Mall in Overland Park.
 

Update: YOU CAN HELP FIND KELSEY!

Family and friends of Kelsey need your help! Whether it's being a part of a search party, passing out flyers, or just being there for moral support, we welcome any help you can offer!

Volunteers: please meet in the Target parking lot on 97th street behind Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, KS. We'll send out search groups at:

10:00 AM   ::  2:00 PM   ::   6:00 PM

Thank you for your support!

Kelsey is 18 years old. She's 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 120 lbs., and she has brown hair and 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 (Google map) - its original plate read WOZ 965.

Surveillance video from the Target store (see this page) shows Kelsey leaving before she disappeared. Approximately two hours later, her car was abandoned outside of Macy's across the street. Her purse and wallet were left in the car, but Kelsey is still missing. There is evidence that Kelsey may have been abducted, Her family and friends are desperate to see her again and have offered a $30,000 reward for information that leads to Kelsey's safe return.  The police want to know where she was in the two hour span between leaving Target and the discovery of her car across the street at Macy's.

Police are currently searching for a "person of interest" based on a surveillance tape from Target (additional info and photo).  He is a white male, 6 feet tall and 175 pounds, perhaps 20-years-old, with dark hair and a goatee. He was dressed in a white t-shirt, black shorts and black Converse tennis shoes. Other surveillance video from Target appears to show someone forcing Kelsey into her car.

 And, police want help identifying a truck seen in the Target lot where Kelsey Smith was apparently abducted. The dark, older model mid-1970s Chevy truck with no license plate information was observed entering the same parking aisle as Smith's car on Saturday. The same truck was later seen leaving the Target parking lot at 9:29 p.m., ten minutes after Smith's car was left in the Macy's parking lot.

PLEASE, please let the police know any information you might have. The slightest detail may turn out to be critical to helping Kelsey return home. If you were at the Target store, or at Oak Park Mall any time late on Saturday 6/2/07 - and can think of *anything at all* that would help the investigation, please call the TIPS hotline with *any* information at 816-474-8477, or the Overland Park Police at 913-895-6300.

HOW CAN I HELP? Help by printing copies of this flyer and putting it anywhere that people will see it -in front of your home, on telephone poles, in front of your work, in your break room, ANYWHERE. The more people that are aware of Kelsey, the better the chances we find her!
 


If you were involved in Kelsey's disappearance, please consider that we who love her want her to return home safely. Please find a way to help her return to her family and friends. It's the right thing to do.

If you have something to communicate with us via the internet, please send an email message to one of these 2 email addresses:

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Important Numbers:

Kansas City Metro
TIPS Hotline

816-474-TIPS
816-474-8477


(all calls anonymous)

Overland Park Police
913-895-6300



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Find Kelsey from Kansas!

Missing June 2, 2007