North American Missing Persons Network
Acacia Patience Bishop

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Above Images:Bishop, circa 2003 Right; AP to age 11

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 25, 2003 from Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 29, 2001
  • Age: 1
  • Height: 2'6"
  • Weight: 30-35 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde/Sandy/Auburn
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • 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.
  • NCIC Number: M-803274857
  • Case Number: NCMC963601

  • 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, sunbleached
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Has a rough, weathered,
    tan appearance. Small build, large hands with carrot-shaped
    fingers. Smokes "Basics" cigarettes.

  • Investigating Agency
    >If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Chisholm Police Department
    (218) 749-6010
    Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

    Source Information
    Utah Department of Public Safety
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education of America, Inc.
    The Child Seek Network
    Bella Online