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Find Missing Shirley McKeown!

Find Missing Shirley McKeown!

Find Missing Shirley McKeown!
She left her own home
To get see her daughter and help her fix her home.
But she never made it to see her daughter
And was never seen again.
That was 16 years ago.
Where is Shirley McKeown?

Find Missing Shirley McKeown!

Find Missing Shirley McKeown! Shirley McKeown has been missing since August 24, 2002. She is missing from Kansas City, Missouri. Shirley McKeown is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1931. At the time of her disappearance, McKeown was 71 years old. Her current age is 87 years old. Shirley McKeown is a Caucasian female. She is described as 5’5″ tall and 145 pounds. Her hair is gray and her eyes are blue. McKeown wears a pacemaker. She was otherwise in excellent health at the time of her disappearance and was not taking any daily medications. When she was last seen, McKeown was wearing blue jeans. McKeown wears eyeglasses.

Find Missing Shirley McKeown!

Shieley McKeown was last seen at 9:30 A.M. on August 24, 2002. She was leaving her residence in the vicinity of Laurel Avenue and the 9100 block of east 44th Street. It was near the Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City, Missouri. Shirley planned to go to her daughter’s home in the 3400 block of Charlotte Street.

Shirley was helping her daughter remodel her house at the time of her disappearance. McKeown’s daughter was away the weekend of August 24 and McKeown was supervising the house painters. When she left them the day before, she had told them she would be back in the morning.

Find Missing Shirley McKeown!

Shirley McKeown never made it to her daughter’s residence. Her daughter tried to call her at 2:00 P.M. on August 25, but got no answer. After several more calls with no answer she contacted McKeown’s neighbors, who said her dog had been left outside all night and her Sunday newspaper was still in the yard. The back door to the residence was unlocked.

McKeown’s daughter said it would be uncharacteristic of her mother to neglect the animal. Nor would she leave town without telling anyone. She reported McKeown missing on August 25, one day after she was last seen. There has been no activity on her bank accounts and credit cards since her disappearance.

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Vehicle Found Abandoned

On September 3, a week and a half after McKeown disappeared, her vehicle was found abandoned. It was located in a vacant lot near 33rd Avenue and Highland in Kansas City. The car, a white two-door 1990 Cadillac Deville, was hidden behind trees and covered with a car tarp and some brush. Its license plates, specialized Missouri conservation plates that are blue in color and read “MCQ-N,” were missing and have not been recovered.

There was a large amount of McKeown’s blood in the backseat of the car. But there was no no indication of her whereabouts. Authorities stated that there was enough blood in the vehicle to prove she could not have survived.

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Unidentified Male

A few days after the car was found, a man contacted police saying he had information about the vehicle. He came in for a voluntary interview. Investigators searched his home and yard afterwards. The man, who has not been identified, lives in the neighborhood where the car was found. Authorities have not said whether their search of his residence turned up any evidence relating to McKeown’s case.

The man is not being called a suspect in her disappearance. But investigators believe he may have had contact with people who were involved in her disappearance. Another individual who had been driving McKeown’s car and had some of her possessions has been questioned, but has not been charged in connection with her case.

Foul play is suspected in McKeown’s disappearance. Her daughter believes she could have been the victim of a carjacking. McKeown has no history of Alzheimer’s Disease or other mental problems and was in excellent health at the time she vanished.

She is a retired nurse who used to work at North Kansas City Hospital in 1960s through the late 1970s, and has also held part-time jobs at Hallmark and at the Kansas City Royals ticket office. McKeown enjoyed antiques and refinishing old woodwork at the time of her 2002 disappearance. Her case is being investigated as a homicide and remains unsolved.

Find Missing Shirley McKeown!

Shirley McKeown has been missing for 16 years. She was reportedly in general good health when she was last seen. So it’s highly unlikely that she wandered away. And it makes no sense that she would go to her daughter’s to help her, and then voluntarily disappear. Because of blood found in her car, she is presumed deceased. Where is Shirley McKeown? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Shirley McKeown? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for her disappearance?

Find Missing Shirley McKeown!

Do you have information? If you have information about her whereabouts, call 816-234-5136 or e-mail missingperson@kcpd.org. If you have information that could lead to an arrest in the case, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). You may contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol Toll-Free Telephone Line at: (800) 877-3452. 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

A $10,000 reward is available for information in the Shirley McKeown case.

Agency Name: Kansas City Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Sgt Benjamin Caldwell
Agency Phone Number: 816-234-5136
Agency Case Number: 02-079919
NamUs Case Number: 2330

Shirley McKeown has a detailed CUE CEnter for Missing Persons profile. Click here and learn more.
Shirley McKeown has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
Shirley McKeown has a Doe Network profile. Click here to view it.
This is a lengthy page devoted to Shirley McKeown. Click here and learn more.
Shirley McKeown has a profile on the Kansas City Police Department website. Click here to view it.
The above information is found on Shirley McKeown’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
The above image is courtesy of Missouri Missing.


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