Beth Ann Ricketts

Above: Ricketts, circa 1997


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 22, 1997 from Des Moines, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white shirt, a black leather blazer, black pants and a zebra-print belt. Carrying a medium-sized black purse.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ricketts was last seen in Des Moines, Iowa on December 22, 1997. She has never been heard from again. She is a military veteran and lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma prior to moving to Des Moines. Ricketts left behind two daughters and one son. Authorities believe she may have been taken against her will. Few details are available in her case, but her case is classified as a possible homicide.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse


    Source Information
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    Iowa Cold Cases


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 1, 2015; details of disappearance updated.

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