Kami Vollendroff sighting?

When seventeen-year-old Kami Vollendroff and her eighteen-year-old boyfriend Eugene Hyatt disappeared walking on a beach nine and a half years ago, everyone believed they’d been swept out to sea. Apparently there was a storm, and that stretch of beach had been known to eat people before. Several days later one of Eugene’s shoes turned up in the water a few miles away, and that was the last of either of them.

But Kami’s grandmother thinks she might be alive. She said the Coast Guard told her it was very unusual that neither of the bodies were ever found, and she says she has a picture of an unknown woman that, she believes, is 99.9% probable to be Kami. She says the NCMEC backed her up on this.

This sounds very much like wishful thinking to me. But we can still hope.

8 thoughts on “Kami Vollendroff sighting?

  1. Tracey Reitterer June 15, 2011 / 12:40 am

    Whenever I see older cases like this and don’t see dna or dentals in namus. I often wonder if police ever requested them for the codis database. Even though many cases are decades old, I still think police departments around this country should follow up on ALL missing persons cases to request dna from living family members. Many of them could very well match the remains of some of the 40,000 + cases of unidentifieds found over the years. It’s sad how many were buried or creamated without names or investigations into their deaths. For the life of me, I can’t understand why we spend so much $ on things outside of this country when probems like this exist right here in our own backyards. Is it because the dead no longer vote or something? Why isn’t something this crucial not more of a priority??

  2. amy June 15, 2011 / 5:07 am

    This reminds me of Mitch Weiser and Bonita Bickwit

  3. Kat June 15, 2011 / 5:56 pm

    First off, agree with Tracey 100%. Second (and third, etc.) I just looked at this stuff again, in I think that gal looks a lot more like Kyla Porter than Kami. If it is Kami, where is the bf? I’ll plead ignorance on this, if where they were was in a storm, and goodness knows how long before they were reported missing, why exactly would they not be found? Tides/currents or something? I’ve read on here a few times about people going off the SF Bridge and the cops were there in five and never found a thing. Same with some drownings in other parts of the country. I hope for the best for the families, but I don’t know about the theory.

  4. Liz Olivier June 15, 2011 / 9:19 pm

    How did the grandmother come across this card? Also isn’t it easy enough to call the number on the card & find out who the model is? Maybe I’m missing something. They found this card in 2004 & still haven’t identified the model?!

  5. Noman June 17, 2011 / 10:39 pm

    the grandmother found the photo from one of her grandsons (i think Kami’s cousin); he was at a bachelor’s party and i think he saw the ad in a magazine. at least that’s what the investigator said on a news report. i’d like to know why the police or FBI can’t trace or find the girl who modeled that picture or at least the photographer who took it. if Kami is still with us, and we’re all hoping she is, then isn’t this picture a pretty big lead?

  6. Melissa Howell August 17, 2012 / 11:27 am

    I am Kami’s cousin, and I can assure you everything has been done within our family’s power to find her. The lead was followed up on and the company that advertises these young women produced documents saying it was not Kami, so the authorities let it die there.

  7. A friend February 12, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    I attended school with them both. Kami and I were friend/acquaintances in middle school but drifted apart in high school. After this happened I had a few dreams that convinced me she was gone. I am not a spiritual person but this interaction had me convinced of what had happened to her.
    The first dream was a school assembly where all grades were gathered. The person spoke and said they had a special guest. Just then there were hands placed on my eyes, I felt HER hands, and instantly knew it was Kami. I can’t express the feeling I had knowing it was her, it was a certainty, it was a pain, it was goosebumps. I said “Kami, where have you been? People are so worried about you?” All she said was “I am home, I am okay”. I kept wanting to talk to her but the dream just ended. Not one to be the spiritual type I kept the story to myself until the dream I had a day or two later.
    So I thought she had gotten washed out to sea at the rock wall in Depoe Bay which was just around the corner from where she actually disappeared. In my dream I saw a cove where large trees meet the ocean. I then had a feeling of finding her bones around the left corner of the cove, although I never saw the remains, it was like she was telling me that was where she is. I thought it was odd because I couldn’t think of a place where there was a cove where trees meet the ocean. Later I told a few close friends who said they missed her and wished she had visited them. I so wanted to tell her family but felt so convinced people would think I was crazy.
    Later after finding out she disappeared in Whale Cove and driving by……. it was my dream! The scene was the same. Like I said earlier I am not much of a spiritual person but it just feels like such a certainty in my mind as to where she is. I feel guilty for not telling her family in a way, but like I said it is a little crazy. I just hope they can find some peace in their lives.

  8. Dana May 17, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    The grandmother was sent the picture from a friend who was a truck driver who saw it in the back of a magazine. As you know many people try to go missing and we end up finding them. Sex trafficking was a little know idea in 2001 so who really knows. As for her mom, my aunt, we will continue to grieve.

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