Kathryn Louise Adam

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Above Images: Adam, circa 1993

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 29, 1993 from Salina, Kansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 6, 1958
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Adam wears eyeglasses. Her maiden name is Swendson and she may use the last name Swendson-Adam.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light-colored shirt, dark-colored slacks, and a blue and white Kansas City Royals jacket.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Adam was last seen at 4:30 a.m. on April 29, 1993, at the Kwik Shop convenience store in the 1700 block of west Crawford Street in Salina, Kansas. She drove a white full-sized Ford van with "She has Legg's" written on the sides in blue lettering. A photo of it is posted below this case summary.

    The van turned up abandoned at 5:45 p.m. the day after Adam's disappearance, at Russell's Restaurant in the 600 block of Westport Boulevard. The restaurant was closed for remodeling at the time. The van was spattered with mud on the outside and bloodsoaked on the inside, and it had reportedly been driven 60 miles that couldn't be accounted for. A large amount of blood and some bullet fragments were also found at a storage unit in west Salina, along with indications that someone had tried to clean up. This was where Adam, a salesperson for the Legg's hosiery company, picked up stock each day. There was no sign of her and she has never been heard from again. Authorities stated there was enough blood to indicate probable fatality.

    Authorities speculate someone attacked Adam when she went inside the storage unit. It appeared they interrupted her in the process of loading the merchandise in her van, leaving the door of the unit open. Investigators believe whoever was responsible for Adam's disappearance knew her and her routine.

    Adam was separated from her husband at the time of her disappearance and in the process of a divorce. Her teenage daughter reported her missing. Her case remains unsolved and foul play is suspected.

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    Above: Adam's van

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Salina Police Department
    785-826-7210

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    NewsLibrary
    KSAL
    KWCH

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 6, 2015; middle name and two pictures added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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