Kathrynn Sholly Seefeldt

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Kathrynn, circa 2002;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 22 (circa 2011)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 14, 2002 from Independence, Missouri
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 7, 1989
  • Age: 12 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Kathrynn has a scar near her nose. Her nicknames are Katie (sometimes spelled "Kadie" or "Kadi") and P. Her first name may be spelled "Katherynn" by some agencies.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black shirt with blue on the sleeves, black sweatpants with a white stripe down the side, and blue shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Kathrynn's mother believes her daughter may have been about five months pregnant at the time of her disappearance, but this has not been confirmed.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kathrynn was last seen at her home near 18th Street and Highway 24 in Independence, Missouri on October 14, 2002. She was grounded and she and her mother argued after her mother refused to let her attend a party at an apartment complex. Kathrynn received a phone call at 1:00 a.m. and told the caller she wasn't allowed to have calls that late and to stop calling. Since the family didn't have caller ID, it isn't known who was calling. When her mother woke up later that morning, her daughter was gone, along with a lot of her clothing.

    Kathrynn had run away from home before for short periods, so her mother was not initially concerned and didn't report her missing until two days later. She disappeared the day before a routine doctor's appointment and her mother believes, based on her behavior before she went missing, that she may have been pregnant. Her mother now lives in Buckner, Missouri.

    Police believe Kathrynn left of her own accord, at least initially, but no one has heard from her since 2002 and her mother thinks foul play may have been involved in her disappearance. She may still be in the local area. Kathrynn was a seventh-grader at Osage Trail Middle School at the time of her disappearance. She wasn't usually a good student, but her final report card had mostly A and B grades. She enjoys writing and chalk drawing and she may be affiliated with the gothic sub-culture.

    Kathrynn may still be in the local area. Although she left home of her own accord, police stated there's no evidence she's still alive and foul play is suspected. Her case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Examiner
    A Lost Child
    Kansas City Child Search
    KMBC 9
    KCTV 5


    Updated 11 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 3, 2013; picture added.

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