Rita L. Rinehart
North American Missing Persons Network
Rita L. Rinehart

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 18, 1980 from Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 10, 1948
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 200-220 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Deformed right hand. Scar on shoulder.
    Wore Glasses.
  • Case Number: 00-N76215

  • Details of Disappearance
    Rinehart left home of NE Russell Road and has not been seen since. At the time of her disappearance, Rinehart had a pending court case against her husband. Her husband had at one point held a gun to her head, and Rinehart was extremely afraid of him. Rinehart was also known to communicate with truckers via CB radio, using the call name "Wild Women".

    Her Pickup truck was found at the 707 truck stop, I-70 & 7 highway in Blue Springs MO on 5-19-80. The truck appeared to have been towed to that location and had been there since at least 5-1-80. It had items including a shovel, rope, and a serrated knife in the truck along with a womens purse. Exmination of the vehicle's engine showed the line going to the transmission had been cut.

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

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