Rachel Geraldine Pratt

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Left and Center: Rachel, circa 1995;
Right: Age-progression to age 35 (circa 2014)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 16, 1995 from Garden City, Kansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 8, 1979
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Rachel wears contact lenses.
  • Medical Conditions: Rachel in the first trimester of pregnancy at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rachel was last seen watching a movie inside her family's residence in Garden City, Kansas at approximately 1:00 a.m. on January 16, 1995. She disappeared under suspicious circumstances and has never been heard from again. Rachel left all of her clothing and personal belongings at her home, including her identification and Social Security card; only her coat was missing. Five days after her disappearance, some girls claimed to have seen her talking on a pay phone with her boyfriend. They say she left the phone with her boyfriend after asking the girls for a ride, then went into Dillon's grocery store. The sighting has not been confirmed and her boyfriend denies having been with her after she vanished.

    Rachel was supposed to be a witness against her boyfriend, who was being prosecuted for unlawful sexual relations with her. The boyfriend was charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Because Rachel disappeared before she could testify, the charges were dropped. They started dating when Rachel was a fourteen-year-old high school freshman and her boyfriend was an eighteen-year-old senior. He was her first boyfriend. Rachel's mother found out she was pregnant after Rachel was arrested for attempting to shoplift a home pregnancy test from Wal-Mart. She gave her statement to the police at that time.

    There is no evidence to indicate that Rachel has given birth. There is also no record of her ever receiving a driver's license, a copy of her birth certificate, or a Social Security card. She may have remained in the Kansas City area after her disappearance. There have been no sightings of her in many years, but authorities remain hopeful that she is still alive. Rachel has seven siblings. Her mother still lives at the same address and has kept the same phone number. Authorities believe foul play was involved in her disappearance. Her boyfriend has never been ruled out as a suspect, but he maintains his innocence in her case.

    Some agencies may classify Rachel's disappearance as that of an Endangered Runaway.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    California Attorney General's Office
    Garden City Police Department
    The Garden City Telegram
    The Hays Daily News
    Facebook Page for Rachel Pratt


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 6, 2015; distinguishing characteristics, medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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