Katherine Anne Truitt

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Above Images: Truitt, circa 2010


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 6, 2010 from Alameda, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 11, 1972
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10 - 6'2, 145 - 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Truitt's nickname is Kat. She wears contact lenses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black windbreaker jacket, an olive-green shirt or sweater, a white undershirt, size 16 black or blue jeans and men's size 8 black Keen sneakers. May have been carrying a green or black backpack
  • Medical Conditions: Prior to her disappearance, Truitt sustained a neck injury which, combined with a pre-existing spinal problem, left her with chronic pain.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Truitt was last seen by her roommate at their residence in Alameda, California on January 6, 2010. She has never been heard from again. On January 9, her tan 2003 Ford Ranger pickup truck with a bed liner and the California license plate number 7C23799 was found by federal park rangers at McClure's Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, California. Two of her dogs were inside the truck; a third was leashed to a rock nearby. Truitt, an avid hiker, has gone on many day trips to Point Reyes and is very familiar with the area. Her truck was still there the next day, which led the rangers to begin a search for its owner. No sign of Truitt could be found in the park, however. McClure's Beach has rough water and parts of it are only safely accessed during low tide.

    Foul play is not suspected in Truitt's case; authorities believe she got into a mishap while hiking at the park. Truitt is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and worked as a pastry chef in various restaurants before she injured her neck on the job and was left disabled. She took walks as a way of controlling her chronic pain, took classes in computer graphics, and taught art to children. Her body has never been found.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Finding Katherine Truitt
    The San Francisco Chronicle
    The San Jose Mercury News
    The Alameda Times-Star
    Facebook Page of Katherine Truitt


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 8, 2010; casefile added.

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