Kathleen Laura Ranft

Above: Ranft, circa 1985


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 5, 1985 from Seguin, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 18, 1956
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Ranft has a scar on her abdomen. Her right arm was previously fractured.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ranft was last seen in Seguin, Texas on April 5, 1985. She left her job at the Lippe Tire Center at 5:50 p.m., and her husband says he last saw her when she left to go dancing at the Country Cabaret on FM 467 between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m. She has never been heard from again.

    Ranft's 1980 Chevrolet Citation was not in the Country Cabaret parking lot at closing time at 1:00 a.m. on April 6, but it was found in the lot later that morning. There was no sign of her at the scene.

    Ranft left behind three children. She was separated from her husband at the time of her disappearance, and he didn't report her missing; her boss did, after she didn't show up for work after the weekend. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    The Seguin Gazette


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 5, 2017; details of disappearance updated.

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