Katherine Sarah Heck

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Above Images: Heck, circa 2009

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 13, 2009 from Middlesboro, Kentucky
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 17, 1950
  • Age: 58 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Heck has two surgical scars on her abdomen, one vertical and one horizontal, and her ears are pierced. She wears a full set of dentures. Her nickname is Kat. Some agencies spell her name "Kathryn."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: An aqua-colored short-sleeved shirt, blue jeans with an elastic waistband, white shoes and possibly stud earrings.
  • Medical Conditions: Heck has multiple medical conditions, including heart problems and high blood pressure, and is in need of immediate medical attention.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Heck was last seen on February 13, 2009 in Middlesboro, Kentucky. She left her home on Upper Gibson Lane shortly before 10:00 a.m. A few minutes later, she was seen walking out of the woods near her home and down the road. She has never been heard from again. The next day, her shoes were found near the railroad tracks a mile from her home. Prior to her disappearance, Heck had been acting confused and complained of a headache. Her family believes she may have had a stroke. An extensive search of the area turned no sign of her and her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Middlesboro Police Department
    606-248-3636

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    The Middlesboro Daily News
    Find Katherine Heck
    NamUs
    LEX 18
    WKYT TV

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 20, 2009; casefile added.

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