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526DFKS - Kathryn L. Adam


Name: Kathryn L. Adam
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: April 29, 1993
Location Last Seen: Salina, Saline County, Kansas

Physical Description

Date of Birth: February 6, 1958
Age: 35 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Mole on left cheek, Freckles, Mole on breast, Mole on left ear, Mole on neck, Scar on back; Scar on knee, Scar on left shoulder, Scar on right finger, Pierced ears, Has dimples in her cheeks


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Light colored shirt; Dark slacks; Blue and white Kansas City Royals jacket
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Glasses

Circumstances of Disappearance

Kathryn Adam was last seen on April 29, 1993 at 04:30, at Kwik Trip, 1727 West Crawford in Salina, Kansas. A surveillance camera at Kwik Trip captured the last known photo of Adam. Her L'eggs Hosiery delivery van were missing and blood was found outside a storage unit Adam used. Police later found the van -- its exterior splattered with mud and its interior soaked with blood -- parked in the parking lot of Russell's Restaurant, 649 Westport. The restaurant was closed at the time for building repairs.

Officials speculated that Adam, who was separated from her husband and living in Salina with her 16-year-old daughter, was attacked when she went to the storage unit after filling her van with gasoline. Police said that a large pool of blood was found outside the storage building and a small amount of blood was found inside. The door of the unit was opened, and it appeared Adam had been loading the van with merchandise. While Salina police have classified the case as a murder, Adam's body never has been found, and no one has been charged with a crime in connection with her disappearance. Adam was a route salesperson for L'egg's.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Salina Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Sgt. James Feldman
Agency Phone Number: 785-826-7210
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 93-10253

NCIC Case Number: M-641316230
NamUs Case Number: 13061

Information Source(s)

Salina Police Department

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 10/1/17

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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