Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
The last publicly confirmed sighting of Ann, a resident of rural Filley, was on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 in the Beatrice, Nebraska Area. She and the couple’s four children then left their house sometime after 7:23 a.m. to be dropped off at school in Beatrice. She made a purchase at SunMart Foods in Beatrice at 8:14 a.m. There was later a telephone call from Ann Marie’s mother to Ann Marie at 8:45 a.m. for a duration of one minute and 14 seconds. Ann Marie, who worked for a cleaning service at Southeast Community College, used a key fob assigned to her to enter Roosevelt Hall on the SCC campus at 8:46 a.m. She then used her phone to call her employer at 9:43 a.m. to say there was a problem with her children at school. At 9:55 a.m. there was a call from Ann Marie’s phone to the school, but no one there indicated they had a conversation with her that day. There were no further sightings or contact with Ann Marie after 9:55 a.m. April 15.
Ann is believed to be driving her Dark Gray Wood Panel 1991 Plymouth Voyager Mini-Van, Nebraska License 3-A8045.
At 12:29 p.m., William Kelley sent a text message to Ann Marie asking her, “What’s up?” and then another asking if she was planning to pick up their son. Her mother picked up the son after Ann Marie did not show up. Records then indicate William began to send numerous text messages to Ann Marie, but received no response. William Kelley then called Beatrice Communications at about 7:30 p.m. that day to report his wife as missing. A sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the Kelley residence, and a search began of all Gage County towns as well as all the bars and motels in the Beatrice area in an effort to locate Ann Marie. At about 12:30 a.m. April 16, William Kelley reported finding a note and Ann Marie’s cell phone in their bedroom on a pillow. Since Ann Marie Kelley’s disappearance, William Kelley has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for separate charges unrelated to the Ann Marie case. Those charges include child abuse, two counts of felon in possession of a firearm and providing false information on a firearm application. Foul play is suspected.
Above Images: Plymouth Voyager mini-van with NE Lic# 3-A8045.
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Gage County Sheriff's Office
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Beatrice Crime Stoppers
Gage County Sheriff
Beatrice Daily Sun