Missing Since: 05/25/03
Missing from: Salt Lake City, Utah
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 10/29/01
Age at disappearance: 1
Weight: 30-35 lbs.
Hair Color: Blonde/Sandy/Auburn
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Characteristics: Birthmark on the side
of abdomen, about the size of a tennis ball. Pierced ears.
Mole on the bridge of her nose, close to her left eye.
Clothing: Pink sundress with a white daisy pattern.
Details of Disappearance
Acacia was kidnapped around 6 PM from her great-grandmother’s home in Salt Lake City, Utah by her mentally ill grandmother, Kelley Lodmell.Lodmell claims she drowned the baby in the Snake River during a failed suicide/homicide attempt around 11:30 AM on Memorial Day. Divers searched the river at Idaho Falls for Acacia after Lodmell, described as a paranoid schizophrenic, told authorities she lost control of the girl while dangling her feet in the water. Acacia’s body has not been recovered and there is hope that she may have been passed off to one of Lodmell’s friends just before Lodmell jumped in the water.
On Monday, January 3, 2005, Lodmell was found innocent of kidnapping by reason of insanity in Utah. She still faces charges of kidnapping and first degree murder in Bonneville County, Idaho.
Possible suspect: A man believed to be seen at the Red Lion Hotel on the morning of May 26, 2003.
Wanted For Questioning
Age: Early 40′s-50′s
Height: About 5’6″
Hair Color: Graying, sun bleached
Eye Color: Hazel
Distinguishing Characteristics: Has a rough, weathered,
tan appearance. Small build, large hands with carrot-shaped
fingers. Smokes “Basics” cigarettes.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Chisholm Police Department
Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons using the contact form below or contact Cue Center at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tipline (910) 232-1687.
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