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Case File 1137DFWA

Left: Kelia, circa 1998, Kelia in 2000 Right: Age progressed by NCMEC to age 13.

Kelia Brianne Critchfield
Missing since November 11, 1998 from Auburn, King County, Washington
Classification: Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Kelia was last seen in Auburn, Washington on November 11, 1998.
Kelia was abducted by her noncustodial mother, Laura Jean Kielland. An FBI Kidnapping warrant was issued for the abductor on April 13, 2000. The abductor and child are believed to have traveled to Costa Rica.

Laura Jean Kielland

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: August 22, 1966
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6" (168 cm); 125 lbs (57 kg).
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White Female. Light brown hair; gray eyes. She has multiple ear piercings. She may wear glasses and change her hair color often.
  • Marks, Scars: She has a distinct marking on her eye.
  • AKA: Laura Critchfield, Laura Jean Keilland Salazar, Kelia Kielland, Laura Kielland, Laura Keilland Salazar, Laura Jean Salazar Kuniga, Estaban Salazar Zuniga, Laura Salazar Zuniga .

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

King County Sheriff’s Office
Your Local FBI

Agency Case Number: 98-355842

NCMEC #: NCMC875312

NCIC Number: M-181776671
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Washington State Missing Persons

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