Beverly Ward

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Above Images: Beverly, circa 1978

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 4, 1978 from Junction City, Kansas
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: April 17, 1965
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'8, 54 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green nightgown.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Beverly was last seen at her single-story home in the 200 block of west 11th Street in Junction City, Kansas on July 4, 1978. A young friend was staying over on the night she disappeared and was sleeping in another bed in the same room. In the early morning hours, most of Beverly's family as well as her friend woke up and went to the front door to watch a disturbance across the street. They thought Beverly was with them, but once the commotion was over they realized she was gone. The screen had been cut and removed from the bedroom window; it was lying about ten feet from the house. None of Beverly's clothes were missing and $12 she was saving for an upcoming trip to camp was left behind. Authorities believe someone removed her from her bedroom between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m.

    None of Beverly's family members are considered suspects in her case, but little information is available regarding her apparent abduction.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Junction City Police Department
    785-762-5912

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Disappearance Of Beverly Ward & Faith Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church
    The Beaumont Enterprise
    The Junction City Daily Union

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 10, 2014; details of disappearance updated.

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