Katelin Michelle Akens

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Above Images: Akens, circa 2015

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 5, 2015 from Springfield, Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 2, 1996
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 122 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Akens has a tattoo of butterflies on her left forearm and a tattoo of three red stars bursting on the top of her foot; photos of her tattoos are posted below this case summary. She wears eyeglasses with dark frames. Her nose is pierced and the right side of her lower lip is pierced. She also has gauge-type piercings in her ears.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark gray fleece pullover sweatshirt with a Bass Pro Shop emblem, black pants and pink and black Vans shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Akens was last seen in Springfield, Virginia on December 5, 2015. Her stepfather took her to the Springfield Town Center. From there she was going to walk to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station and take a train to Reagan National Airport. She had booked a flight to Arizona, where she lived with her fiancee. She was about to begin cosmetology school and was excited about it. Akens never boarded her flight, never arrived in Arizona and has never been heard from again. A few days after her disappearance, her luggage was found in a drainage ditch along River Road, near the Fall Hill Avenue intersection, outside Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her phone charger, wallet, cash, identification, credit and debit cards, and other belongings were still inside the luggage.

    Akens has no history of mental illness and no history of dropping out of sight. Her case remains unsolved; she's considered missing under suspicious circumstances.

    Butterflies tattoo Stars tattoo
    Above Images: Akens's tattoos

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office
    540-582-7115

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    Source Information
    Virginia State Police
    USA Today
    The Free Lance-Star
    Kingstowne/Rose Hill Patch
    Katelin Akens's Facebook Page
    Facebook Page for Katelin Akens
    WRIC 8
    NBC 12
    People Magazine
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 5, 2016; casefile added.

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