Leona Kinsey

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Above Images: Kinsey, circa 1999


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 25, 1999 from La Grande, Oregon
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 15, 1953
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2 - 5'4, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (Caucasian/Native American) female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Kinsey is of Puyallup Indian heritage. She has a tattoo of a tomahawk and a peace pipe intersecting on her bicep. She wears eyeglasses. She has small scars on the outside of both feet and next to both her smallest toes and fingers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kinsey was last seen at her home on Hall Street in La Grande, Oregon on October 25, 1999. She has never been heard from again. All of her possessions, including her purse, her cigarettes and lighter, her pager, and cherished pet cat and dog, were left behind at her trailer home, and food had been left out to rot. Her light golden-brown 1980s model GMC Jimmy was found in the parking lot of an Albertson's store on the morning of October 29, four days after her disappearance. The store manager said he didn't believe the car had been there overnight. The steering column had been damaged and there was a box of rubber gloves behind the seat. There was no evidence of a struggle or any clues to Kinsey's disappearance.

    Kinsey ran her own landscaping and yard care business in 1999, and was booked for a full week after she vanished. Her daughter stated she was happy with her life and wouldn't have walked away from it or abandoned her pets. Kinsey enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities. Few details are available in her case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    La Grande Police Department


    Source Information
    Project Jason
    The La Grande Observer
    Project Jason


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 28, 2008; alternate height added, details of disappearance updated.

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