Khiva McPike Kniffen

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Above Images: Kniffen, circa 1985

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 14, 1985 from Jay, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 9, 1954
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'5, 155 - 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Kniffen's last name is pronounced "Ka-niff-en."
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kniffen was last seen at her residence on McClutchin Drive (now called Blackmon Drive) in Jay, Florida on September 14, 1985. She has never been heard from again. She lived with her two adopted children and her husband, a minister, at the time of her disappearance. She had had two biological children but they died of an illness before she vanished. She is described as a devoted mother.

    There are conflicting accounts as to the events leading up to Kniffen's disappearance. Although some accounts state that she left her home voluntarily, possibly going to New York, foul play is suspected in Kniffen's case. Investigators are treating it as a homicide. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office
    850-983-1240

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office
    WEAR TV3
    NamUs

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 26, 2010; alternate height and weight added, details of disappearance updated.

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