Anna Lee Manning

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Above Images: Anna, circa 1992

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 19, 1992 from Danville, Kentucky
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0, 108 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Red hair, blue eyes. Anna has a round red spot on the back of her head and a scar on her right pinky finger.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A shirt or blouse, blue jeans and sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Manning may have been suicidal at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Anna was last seen in Danville, Kentucky on November 19, 1992. She called out to her aunt on north Third Street in front of Chin's Jewelry and said she wanted to talk to her about something. She was accompanied by an unidentified Caucasian male at the time. Anna was supposed to visit her aunt later that day, but she never arrived and has never been heard from again. She left behind a two-year-old daughter. Her family didn't report her missing until February 25, 1994, well over a year after the last time her family saw her.

    Anna married to Anthony B. Manning in 1985, at the age of sixteen. Following her marriage she and her husband distanced themselves from Anna's family, to the extent that her aunt, who had raised her since she was thirteen, didn't know where she lived at the time of her disappearance. By 1992 the couple had separated. In April of that year, Anthony was charged with kidnapping after he allegedly went to her apartment in Junction City, Kentucky with their daughter, handcuffed Anna and lead her out the back door after she refused to have sexual intercourse with him. Anna was able to escape when Anthony went to take her purse and the child to the car. Anthony pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment and was sentenced to 182 days in jail, and released a few months before Anna's disappearance.

    Anna's aunt doesn't believe she would have left without telling anyone. Because of the lack of time that has passed without contact, authorities believe she was a victim of foul play. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Boyle County Sheriff's Office
    859-238-1123

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Advocate Messenger
    WKYT
    LEX 18

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 31, 2015; three pictures added, details of disappearance updated.

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