Marla Kay Mullins

Mullins, circa 1981; Kevin Kirbo

  • Missing Since 12/12/1981
  • Missing From Mineola, Texas
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 11/11/1956 (62)
  • Age 25 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'0, 115 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A waist-length rabbit fur jacket with wear on the elbows, a sky-blue button-down shirt, a white push-up bra, blue jeans, denim print panties with stitched pockets on the front, and brown lace-up wedge shoes.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes.

Details of Disappearance

Mullins was last seen in Mineola, Texas on December 12, 1981. She was going to a Christmas party with a male acquaintance, and disappeared after he picked her up. He is the last person known to have seen her. The party was at a restaurant called Arnold's, across the street from the garage apartment where Mullins lived.

Her only surviving relative is her sister. She stated Mullins had gotten involved with a rough crowd prior to her disappearance. She has never been heard from again.

Kevin Leon Kirbo is the prime suspect in Mullins's disappearance. A photo of Kirbo is posted with this case summary. He is currently serving a life sentence for the 1995 murder of a Rains County, Texas woman. Authorities began searching a site along the Sabine River near Mineola, Texas for Mullins's remains in May 2010. They stated information provided by Kirbo led them to that location.

Nothing was found during the search, however; Mullins's disappearance remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Mineola Police Department 903-569-6294
  • Wood County Sheriff's Office 903-763-2201

Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated October 27, 2018; middle name, picture, date of birth and clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics updated.