North American Missing Persons Network
Erin Kay Pospisil

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Above Images: Right: age-progressed to 29 years. (2015)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 3, 2001 from Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 14, 1986
  • Age: 15
  • Height: 5'2"-5'3"
  • Weight: 125-130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Small scar above eye;
    Red highlights in hair; Pierced ears
  • Medical Conditions: Unspecified medical condition.
  • Clothing: Beige overall shorts and a light-colored tank top.
  • NCIC Number: M-191640746
  • Case Number: 2001-11725; NCMC919997

  • Details of Disappearance
    Erin was last seen during the evening hours. She was given a ride by one of her brother's friends to her friend's house, where she planned to spend the evening watching movies. The friend was not at home, it was later learned she’d run out to grab snacks.

    As Erin walked back to her brother's friend's truck, a dark colored, early 1990's model Chevrolet Cavalier or Impala with tinted rear windows pulled up. Erin had a brief conversation with an occupant in the car and told her brother's friend that "these guys" would give her a ride. Because Erin seemed to know the occupant(s) in the car, her case was initially classified as a runaway. Her family believes that she was abducted. Erin was happy and had big plans for the summer, she had no known reason to run away.
    She did not take her day-timer, makeup case, or any other personal belongings with her, and none of her friends have heard from her since she disappeared.

    The investigation into Erin's disappearance leans towards the theory that gang members in the areas of Cedar Rapids and Chicago, Illinois may have somehow been involved. She may have been seen in the spring of 2002 at a convenience store in Cedar Rapids, in the backseat of a car with Illinois license plates. However, police were unable to locate her or the vehicle.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cedar Rapids Police Department (Iowa)
    (800) 272-7463
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

    Source Information
    Iowa Department of Public Safety
    Cedar Rapids Police Department
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    America's Most Wanted
    Help Find a Child -- Bring Erin Home