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Case File 2203DFKS

Left: Brewer, circa 1998 Right : Progressed to age 24 years by NCMEC

Tabitha Diane Brewer
Missing since April 27, 1998 from Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas
Classification: Non Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Brewer and Nicholas Travis were last seen outside of her father's residence in Shawnee, Kansas on April 27, 1998. Her purse was later found in a dumpster at 55th and Paseo Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri.

A suspect was charged with two counts of first-degree murder stemming from the deaths of Nicholas Travis  and Tabitha Brewer   The couple were last seen with the suspect leaving Brewer's home on April 27, 1998.

Travis' body was found in the back yard of a Kansas City, Missouri, duplex on August 12, 1998. The suspects and Travis had both worked there. Brewer's body has never been found.

Three witnesses told authorities that the suspect had confessed to killing the couple or had discussed a plan to kill them.

The motive may have been a $40,000 settlement that Brewer had received after a car accident, although she was unable to access the money because it was in a trust fund.

The suspect was found not guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Nick Travis and Tabitha Brewer, in March 2009.

travis & brewer

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

Shawnee Police Department

NCMEC #: NCMC846896

Agency Case Number: A9802004

NCIC Number: M-118384132
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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