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Find Missing Rita L Rinehart!

Find Missing Rita L Rinehart!

Find missing Rita L Rinehart!
She had moved in order to get way
From her abusive husband.
Then she vanished.
It has been 39 years
Since her family and friends last saw her.
It has been 39 years
Since her family and friends last heard from her.
Where is this missing woman?

Find Missing Rita L Rinehart!

Find Missing Rita L Rinehart!

Missing Person: Rita L Rinehart
Missing Since
Missing From
Kansas City, Missouri
Endangered Missing
Date of Birth
04/10/1948 (71 years old current age)
Age when last seen
32 years old
Height and Weight
5’9, 200 – 220 pounds
Descriptions when last seen
Clothing Unknown
Distinguishing Characteristics
Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Rita wears eyeglasses. Her right hand is deformed. Her citizen’s band (CB) radio handle is Wild Woman.

Find Missing Rita L Rinehart!

Rita L Rinehart was last seen in Kansas City, Missouri. This incident occurred on April 18, 1980. She worked at the Folgers coffee plant downtown, but lived in Raymore, Missouri. She had moved there to get away from her abusive husband, David. She has never been heard from again.

At the time of her disappearance, Rinehart was driving. Her vehicle is described as a 1972 Chevrolet half-ton pickup truck, olive green in color with a yellow hood and a yellow right front fender. The truck’s vehicle identification number was CCE142J124632 and the Missouri license plate was numbered EX6-401.

David’s brother found her truck at the 707 Truck Stop at Interstate 70 and Highway 7. It was located in Blue Springs, Missouri on May 19, 1980, over a month after her disappearance. The truck had apparently been towed to that location and had been there since at least May 1. Its transmission line had been cut. A shovel, a serrated knife, a rope and a woman’s purse were inside the vehicle. There was no sign of Rinehart at the scene.

Prior to Rita’s disappearance, David had been charged with raping her eight-year-old daughter. Rita was supposed to testify against him. But she disappeared before the trial. She had said she was afraid of him and claimed he once held a gun to her head.

David was ultimately convicted of the rape of Rita’s daughter. He served five years in prison, and Rita’s daughters were raised by relatives.

Foul play is suspected in Rita’s case due to the circumstances involved. Her case remains unsolved.

Find Missing Rita L Rinehart!

Rita L Rinehart has been missing for 29 years. As an abused wife at the time, Rinehart was seeking to leave her abusive husband. She was supposed a co-operating witness against her husband. This is a suspicious disappearance. Rinehart didn’t make it to testify in the trial or, apparently, to move out and escape her husband. What happened to Rinehart when she was in the process of leaving her husband? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Rita L Rinehart? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) who may be involved in her disappearance?

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Contact Information

If you have any information, please contact the Kansas City Police Department (Missouri) at: 1-816-234-5136. You may contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol (Missing Persons Clearinghouse) Toll-Free Telephone Line at: 573-526-6178 or (800) 877-3452 (toll-free). The Missing Persons Unit provides a toll-free hotline for parents, law enforcement agencies or others to provide information about missing and unidentified persons. You may email: missingpersons@mshp.dps.mo.gov You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

NamUs Case Number: MP2324
Agency Case Number: 00-N76215
NCIC Number: M-315099849

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Rita L Rinehart is listed as Missing Adult Number 429 in the Missouri State Highway Patrol database. Search this database.
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