Madeline Kelly Edman
North American Missing Persons Network
Madeline Kelly Edman

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Above Images: Edman, circa 2005 Right: AP to age 23

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 29, 2005 from La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Classification: Runaway
  • Date Of Birth: April 27, 1990
  • Age: 15
  • Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
  • Weight: 100 lbs (45 kg)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Left eye brown right eye is blue
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: A scar on her left leg.
    Tattoo of the letters/initials "TC" on right ankle
    Tattoo of a cross on right arm, tattoo of heart of left hip
  • DNA: Available
  • NCMEC Number: 1063964
  • Agency Case Number: 05-33986

  • Details of Disappearance
    Madeline Edman vanished July 29, 2005, after she walked out of a North Side laundromat while her mother stayed behind to finish the laundry.“When her mother got home, she was gone,” La Crosse police Capt. Shawn Kudron said. “She’s been missing since then.”

    Investigators questioned her family and friends in the wake of her disappearance, said Kudron, who took over the case about a year after she went missing. Over the years, police submitted her information to national databases for missing children and collected her parents’ DNA to compare to any remains found. Nothing worked.

    Edman’s mother, Kathy Edman, died in 2010 with hope but no answers in her daughter’s disappearance. Madeline is listed as a survivor in her obituary.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    La Crosse Police Department
    Det. Sgt Kudron
    (608) 785-5962
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Deborah Newman
    1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

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