Kay Frances Read
North American Missing Persons Network
Kay Frances Read

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Above Images: Read, circa 2008

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 14, 2008 from Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 25, 1945
  • Age: 62
  • Height: 5'2-5'4"
  • Weight: 122-130 lbs
  • Hair Color: Blonde (graying)
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Needs either her leg brace or crutches
    to walk, right leg is approximately 4 sizes smaller than left leg. Left foot
    is turned some to the inside. Bump on bridge of nose from car accident, missing back
    teeth, caps on back and front tooth, previously broken left ankle, previously broken
    left knee cap, possible previously cracked
    rib. Light complexion. Needs glasses which were left at her house.
  • Medical Conditions: Scoliosis of back (hunched back). Polio.
  • Clothing: Possible small slippers.
  • Case Number: 0802150185

  • 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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tucson Police Department

    Source Information
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