Details of Disappearance Kuschell was last seen in Elwood, Kansas on January 25, 1985. Her mother left the house at 7:00 p.m. to go to St. Joseph, Missouri, and invited Kuschell to come alone, but she declined.
When her mother returned to the house at 9:30 p.m., Kuschell was gone. She has never been heard from again. While her father was driving to work at 10:30 p.m., he saw her car just off U.S. Highway 36 near the overpass, where the road leads to the Missouri River levee. The keys were inside the vehicle, as was her her purse and other belongings.
The Missouri River was iced over at the site where Kuschell's car was found. Authorities noted some holes in the ice, but couldn't say whether these were related to Kuschell's disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.
- Elwood Police Department
Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 29, 2019; casefile added.