Cynthia Dawn Kinney

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Above: Cynthia, circa 1976

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 23, 1976 from Osage, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 17, 1960
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 97 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Cynthia's nickname is Cyndi.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A peach-colored blouse and blue jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cynthia was last seen in Osage, Oklahoma on June 23, 1976. She was last seen at Osage Laundromat. Her aunt and uncle owned the laundromat and Cynthia worked there. She has never been heard from again. After her disappearance, Cynthia's purse and drink were found at the laundromat, as well as a half-finished donut. Witnesses said she left the laundromat at 9:30 a.m. and got into a faded beige 1965 Plymouth Belvedere with two people. One witness said the two people were a man and a woman, and another witness said they were two women in their twenties.

    After her disappearance, there were several reported sightings of Cynthia. She was supposedly traveling around southern Kansas with a religious group. Authorities were never able to confirm the sightings, however. Cynthia was a high school junior at the time of her disappearance, was popular, made good grades and had just made the varsity cheerleading team. She is missing under suspicious circumstances and may have been taken against her will.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Osage County Sheriff's Department
    888-287-3150

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Porchlight for the Missing and Unidentified
    The Doe Network
    The Garden City Telegram
    The Salina Journal
    Original Buffalo Dale
    Peter Henderson Jr.

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 1, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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