Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Kay was last heard from at approximately 9:24pm at her residence in the 7300 block of Marigold Circle in Tucson, AZ. A family member, after not being able to get in touch with Kay the following morning, arrived at Kay's residence at approximately 7:45am to find the front door unlocked but shut, her van gone and her crutches and brace, which she needs to walk, left at the house, along with her cordless telephone. Police think someone abducted Read from her eastside home.
During the morning hours of February 15, 2008, Kay's van, a 1996 turquoise Dodge Caravan with AZ Lic# MTR492, was found on fire at the intersection of Golf Links and Kolb Road in Tucson, AZ. Foul play is suspected.
Tucson police have a grainy surveillance video showing a man getting gas for Read's van as well as trying unsuccessfully to use her credit card to get money from an ATM. The suspect is either a light-complexioned Hispanic or a dark-complexioned Caucasian. He stands 5-foot-7 and weighs 180 pounds. He was in his late 20s or early 30s with dark hair, receding hairline, facial sores and dark, decaying teeth. Tucson police classified Read's case as a homicide in 2008, and they continue to investigate.
Kay worked as a Sunday school teacher and medical-records clerk at the time.
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Tucson Police Department
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