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Case File 526DFKS

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Kathryn Adam
Missing since April 29, 1993 from Salina, Saline County, Kansas.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: February 6, 1958
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 35 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"; 120 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes. She wears glasses.
  • Clothing: She was last seen wearing a light colored shirt, dark slacks, and a blue and white Kansas City Royals jacket.

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.

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

Salina Police Department
Kansas Bureau Of Investigation

NCIC Number: M-641316230
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Salina Police Department

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