Kathy Lynn Hemphill

Hemphill, circa 2017; John Lee

  • Missing Since 10/01/2017
  • Missing From Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 10/12/1965 (54)
  • Age 51 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'7, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Blonde hair, green eyes. Hemphill may use the last names Dowdy, Hardesty and/or Trammell. She has a scar on the right side of her nose.

Details of Disappearance

Hemphill was last seen at her home in the 5900 block of west 4th Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma sometime in October 2017. She has never been heard from again. Her car, a white 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser with Oklahoma license plate number 113HFG, disappeared with her.

In February 2018, John David Lee II was spotted driving Hemphill's car, and authorities announced they were seeking him as a witness and person of interest in Hemphill's disappearance. A photo of Lee is posted with this case summary. He was arrested on unrelated charges a few days later, and the next day, police found Hemphill's missing vehicle.

Little information is available in Hemphill's disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Tulsa County Sheriff's Office 918-596-5601

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated February 9, 2019; distinguishing characteristics updated.