Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Two Indiana Moms Disappear

Two single mothers in southern Indiana have disappeared in the past six weeks. So far, police have not made a connection between the two cases, but they sound really similar. On August 15th, 27 year old Kristy Kelley, a mother of two left a bar around 1:30 a.m.. She got into her car and headed home to her parent's house two miles away. She never made it home and her family reported her disappearance the next morning.

In the first part of July, in a town just under 20 miles away, Joelle Lockwood, a 30 year old mother of two left a friend's house to walk home and was never seen again. Both women look similar. Both are single mothers of two kids. They are roughly the same age and both disappeared under similar circumstances in the same general area. Kristy leaving in her car is a little harder to imagine. She did leave her phone at the bar when she left that night, but how did the person get her to leave the car or was the person already in her car? Joelle was walking so that is much easier to do. I do know that if a third incident happens in that part of Indiana to a similar single mother that no one will want to leave their house alone. What will also be interesting to see if it does happen again, how quickly a third disappearance happens. There was a 37 day gap between the first two. Will that timeline speed up?

46 comments:

Zayrina said...

Maybe we have us a serial killer here.

Vera Christina said...

Ugh, those poor women and their poor children. :(

Vera Christina said...

it gets weirder - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/joelle-lockwood-and-kristy-kelly_n_5698229.html

there may be half a dozen missing women from this area.

KL said...

This is terrible!

Jordan T said...

Really uplifting stuff here this am :(

8====D KermitGossnellKnobjob said...

This is either a serial killer (typical in the US, with or without guns) or a Thelma & Louise story, probably the former, hopefully the last.

FSP said...

When did CDaN become Dateline?

meme deemed said...

((two lovely BLS today... breaking out the scotch and razor blades))

figgy said...

@FSP, so true, this is distinctly Dateline-ish. I even read it in my head in the voice of that Dateline guy.

Vera Christina said...

I have to admit to really liking Dateline on OWN.

All Lace no Leather said...

@Meme, I know it's a serious and sad topic, but love the scotch and razor blades comment. I'm going to use this one day, thanks to you.

@ Vera, I love Dateline. I like most of the crime shows. I also watch Snapped (mostly woman coming unglued and offing their husbands/boyfriends/lovers). I tell my husband I am gathering ideas!

Sherry said...

Yup serial killer. Haven't had one in a while. I wonder what the time period is between big stories of serial killers.
Well let's just rule out who it isn't. black male. Never to my knowledge been a black male serial killer. Typically white male, 40's married, possible blue collar worker.

Unknown said...

The first one sounds more like a drunk-driving-and went-into-a-ravine sort of a thing....

sugarbread maker said...

I love the true crime stories on cnn.

Susan said...

Whenever I watch Dateline, I realize I am officially old. But, dang that show is addicting. LMAO with the CDAN is now Dateline statement.

But, seriously. I hope the women turn up safe and sound.

FSP said...

@Sherry - http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2010/07/meet_6_black_serial_killers.html

Glitter said...

@Sherry. What about Wayne Williams of Atlanta?

Gayeld said...

Wait, wasn't the Atlanta Child Killer a black male?

I agree that this serial killer probably isn't a black male, probably not a female either, but it does happen.

FlirtyChick74 said...

John Malvo and his stepson.

FSP said...

Railway Killer - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81ngel_Maturino_Res%C3%A9ndiz

SusanB said...

I love the true crime shows too, especially on that ID channel (forget the rest of the name). Especially like "who the (&%$ did I marry?"

Yes, the Atlanta child murderer was black.

crila16 said...

I hate stories like these, but we all know how they usually turn out. My heart goes out to their families.

Brenda L said...

Here's a list of 57:

http://blackpeoria.wordpress.com/list-of-black-serial-killers/

discoflux said...

Flirty - Malvo was a mass murderer, not a serial killer.

gemini said...

I think Sherry was speaking statistically it is less likely to be a person of color, or female for that matter.

Snapdragon said...

Keith Morrison. Best of all of the Dateline presenters, with the most engaging voice of them all. I too am addicted!

Snapdragon said...

And yes, this is terrible. And @gemini is right: it is statistically less likely, though obviously it does occur.

rolotomassi said...

nah @Gemini, @Sherry states "never to my knowledge" & she was just plain wrong in her weird comment.

Gayeld said...

At least one of the other missing women sounds like the estranged hubby, as well. Another was a heroin addict who told her mother she didn't want to be sick anymore, could be an OD, run off, or any number of things.

Unknown said...

My dad says he could listen to Keith read from the phone book! :-D

Tina Mallette said...

A serial killer or an incompetent police force?

Cornbread said...

@Vera thank you for sharing the link. How heartbreaking to read, particularly the mom of the newborn, and also the oldest case, with the eyewitness.

We are die hard Dateline lovers. Keith Morrison could read the phone book and I'd be intrigued.

Anothergrayhare said...

Dateline, 48 Hours, Forensic Files, love 'em all. Feel guilty that other's misfortune makes for entertaining TV though.

lilannie said...

These towns are right around where I grew up and where my in-laws and sister in law live. Nothing ever happens like this...ever.

__-__=__ said...

Another plot for Criminal Minds. Very sad.

New Life and Attitude said...

Love my ID Channel and any other channel that plays similiar types of shows. Keith Morrison is the best with his narration. My fiancee gives me a bad time and tells me that I'm a bit too obsessed and he's afraid. I go to sleep with the ID channel on and sometimes he wakes up to hearing screaming or other weird noises and is ready to jump up with the gun when he realizes it is just me with the tv on. LOL

teresa crane said...

I freaking love Dateline too :)

My mom, sister and I watch it and compare notes

Katie said...

The first, Joelle, they have a person of interest. An ex, I think. They just don't have a body to arrest him. These are not likely related at all, but it make for a good story, I guess.



Cherry Pie said...

The estimate is that there are 35 serial killers operating in the US at any given time.

Statistically, white, male, late 20's to early 30's, low achiever describes the majority of US serial killers. Hannibal Lecter is a fantasy.

More than one investigator on the Atlanta Child Murders case believes that Wayne Williams killed a few of those children but nowhere near all of them.

Rose said...

This was on HP last week. Wasn't there possible one or two more women that had gone missing as well that were a little farther away but still in Indiana?

Very sad and I can only hope for a happy outcome even if that is unlikely. I still remember the moment it was announced that Elizabeth Smart had been found and how shocking that was.

auntliddy said...

Rest in peace to murdered/missing women. I def think connected. Will timeline shrink and will killler escalate? From my bazillion hours of watching real crime shows and criminal minds, yes and yes.

auntliddy said...

Another- me too i am fascinated by WHY killers do what they do, what happened to them to make them this way. Of course some are just batshit.

Amy said...

Derrick Todd Lee terrorized the Baton Rouge, LA area in 2002.

CK76 said...

I can't take Keith Morrison seriously after seeing Hader parody on SNL:

https://screen.yahoo.com/dateline-real-life-crimes-000000895.html

FlirtyChick74 said...

Here is a list of crime shows that you can stream on Netflix. The blogger also gives a brief description of each of the shows.

ichabod absolom said...

this article talks about current estimates but they are way more common than people realize http://www.creators.com/opinion/diane-dimond/serial-killers-how-many-are-there.html

also the FBI is mapping the supposed long-haul trucker killers on the highway serial killer list http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2009/april/highwayserial_040609 the map mid-page is very sobering in terms of just how much of this is going on at any one time and this only applies of course to remains that have actually been found, not remains that are actually there

I read an interesting article yesterday about a former Mexican cartel member who said he'd probably killed at least 250 people but wasn't sure because "only psychopaths count their victims". He admitted to a lot of rapes and murders (well along the lines of the epidemic of disappearances in Ciudad Juarez and surrounding areas & clearly he is only one of many perpetrators) Not sure what factors came together to create so much sociopathy in Mexico but since the cartel is moving in on the drug trade in the US in every major city I am afraid we can expect these kinds of crimes to increase exponentially. I was watching a Drugs Inc. show last night where a cartel member was saying that there were tons of victims of the cartel in the US all the time but they were not reported because the bodies were so mangled that they were all john does. I think solely because of this the drug war needs to stop and drugs need to be put in a framework of decriminalization before it is way too late, apparently the goal now is that cartel members are trying to have their children born as US citizens to really establish a home turf in the US.