Select It Sunday: Tricia Kellett

This week’s case is selected by Hennylee: Tricia J. Kellett, an eight-year-old girl who disappeared from Chicago back in 1982. She was apparently pulled into a car and never heard from again. It says the police didn’t begin searching for hours; I am thinking perhaps it wasn’t initially realized she had been abducted. At least I hope that’s what happened. Otherwise there is no excuse. For that matter, even if she was just lost it’s no excuse. An eight-year-old girl gone missing in a major city?

I’ve got five photos of Tricia but only one is good quality. I don’t have much about her disappearance, any suspects, etc. Wish I did.

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5 thoughts on “Select It Sunday: Tricia Kellett

  1. Julie Konen November 16, 2015 / 9:51 am

    Based on your experience, does it raise a red flag to you when it says her mother moved out of state that same year?

    • Mia November 16, 2015 / 6:03 pm

      I get why you ask that… It seems a lot of these cases involving children end with a section saying that the parents have stayed in the same house and kept the same phone number “just in case.” But the incidence of divorce after I kidnapping or death of a child is very high, so I guess it’s not too surprising that a parent would want to get out of the area in an attempt to regain some normalcy.

      • Meaghan November 16, 2015 / 6:48 pm

        Well, to begin with, Tricia’s mom didn’t necessarily move out of state right away. I don’t know where she moved initially; I just know she’s out of state now. And rented apartments are less permanent accommodation than if you owned the property. Maybe she had to move because her lease came up and didn’t get renewed, or her building was getting torn down or something. Or maybe the move was pre-planned and already in the works before Tricia vanished.

  2. Mia November 16, 2015 / 5:57 pm

    If you haven’t already, could you consider Lola “Kathy” Fry for a SIS subject? There is another young woman missing from Indianapolis named Larissa Sam who has a similar background as Kathy, and I fear that her case is going to be one that follows a similar trail because of her chosen profession and the manner in which she disappeared.

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