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.
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
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.
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.
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