Missing since 05/23/85
Missing from Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 09/20/70
Age at disappearance: 14
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde/brown hair; blue eyes.
Marks, Scars: She had her appendix removed. There is a small mole under her chin and a large mark under her arm. Ledkins wore eyeglasses with large square plastic frames.
Dentals: Not available.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Ledkins was last seen at her home in Kansas City, MO. She took no extra clothing or money with her when she was last seen in 1985.
The day Jody disappeared she was arguing with her boyfriend and other boys about wanting to accompany them somewhere. When the boys said no, she left and walked around the corner to a friend’s house. There, she called her mother and asked for a ride home, but her mother didn’t have her car. She told her mother that she would find another ride.
When Jody was missing, her mother called Jody’s juvenile caseworker. Jody had been put into an informal juvenile court probation program after she and a friend pushed a security guard in 1984. The caseworker prepared two warrants listing her as an endangered juvenile whom police were to arrest. The mother thought the warrants also meant that juvenile authorities had filed a missing-persons report with police. She later found out that the police were never notified.
Because of the misunderstanding, it was two years after Jody disappeared before police began their investigation. There has been no sign of her since. In 1997, Kansas City police reclassified the missing-persons case as a homicide. Print a Poster
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Police still searching for KCMO woman 30 years after disappearance
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police said Friday in a press release that they are still searching for Jody Ledkins who went missing 30 years ago.
According to police, Ledkins called her mother on May 23, 1985 and said she was headed home from her friend’s home, but she never showed up.
Police said Ledkins was last seen walking on Winchester from 14th Street in 1985. She was headed north.
In the press release police said they suspect Ledkins could have been going to her boyfriend’s house located in the 700 block of Cambridge. Police said they suspect foul play in the case.
When she disappeared in 1985, Ledkins was described as 5′ 1″ tall and weighed 90 pounds. According to police, she had blonde hair and blue eyes. Ledkins wore glasses , had a small mole under her chin, a large birthmark under her arm, an appendectomy scar and “perfect” teeth.
Ledkins mother has since moved out of state, but she is still seeking the whereabouts of her daughter, who would now be 44 years old.
Police ask that anyone with any information please call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. —An age-progressed photo was released Friday of a Kansas City teenager who disappeared 30 years ago while on her way home.
Jody Ledkins, 14, called her mother on May 23, 1985, and told her she was on her way home from a friend’s house.
Ledkins was last seen walking northbound on Winchester Avenue from 14th Street.
Investigators said she may have been going to her boyfriend’s house at 704 Cambridge Ave.
Police said they suspect foul play. Detectives have continued to work the case for the last 30 years. They joined with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to produce age-progressed photos of what Jody would look like last year at age 43.
At the time she disappeared, Ledkins was 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighed 90 pounds. She wore glasses, and had a small mole under her chin, a large birthmark under her arm, an appendectomy scar and “perfect” teeth.
The age-progressed picture shows what Ledkins would look like at 43.
Anyone with information Ledkins is asked to call the Cold Case, Missing Persons and Runaway Unit at 816-234-5136 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.