Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Katherine Jones was last seen in Clearfield on September 27, 1974. She allegedly left with a man to whom she reportedly said she was engaged. She left her four children from a previous marriage with a friend for safe keeping while she was away.
She was not reported missing until October 14, 1974.
According to Jones' family, she never mentioned leaving the area to get married. Family members told police they had received a note believed to have been from Kathy, saying she had left her children with a family in Smoke Run because she had left to get married. The note also stated that Kathy would return in October for her four children. Family members told police they did no know who Kathy had been dating or with whom she had left the area. Family members later said they received a Western Union telegram from New Jersey. Kathy's friend, with whom she had left her children, told police she, too, had received a telegram from Kathy, but that she had thrown it away.
An acquaintance of Kathy's told law enforcement officers that Kathy came to her home September 27, but never mentioned leaving town. She said a man with dark hair and a Mustache driving a red Volkswagen pulled up to her house. Kathy put clothes from her car into his and the two drove away.
The investigation intensified in August 1976 when previously interviewed acquaintance told police she had sent the two telegrams, one to Kathy's family, the other to Kathy's friend in charge of the children. She said she had sent the telegrams because, Kathy had asked her to, saying she would explain the reasons later.
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Pennsylvania State Police
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