Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Ritchie was with another woman when her son saw her for the last time in November 1966. She told him she would be home soon but was never seen again. She left the residence to go grocery shopping and never returned home.
Juanita Ritchie was 38 years old at the time and a mother of six children.
A formal investigation was not conducted until years later.
In 1993 a man gave police a written confession but no arrests were made or charges filed. An anonymus telephone call said Juanita was in a well in Rowdy. Ritchie’s family again contacted the Kentucky State Police in Hazard. A well was drained in the search for Ritchie and while nothing was found, authorities at that time didn’t deem it safe to have someone physically enter the well.
A check on Ritchie’s social security number showed that there was no activity to indicate that she is currently alive.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Kentucky State Police