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Richard
08-07-2005, 11:12 PM
Kellie Marie Brownlee, Missing since 20 May 1982 from Novi, Michigan

KELLIE MARIE BROWNLEE

Case Type: Endangered Missing
DOB: Nov 5, 1964
Missing Date: May 20, 1982
Age at the time: 17
Sex: Female
Race: White
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 135 lbs (61 kg)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Missing from: NOVI, Michigan, USA
Case Number: NCMC600451
Circumstances: Kellie was last seen at a mall at approximately 11:00 a.m. She has a capped front tooth. Foul play suspected.

Richard
08-10-2005, 10:58 AM
Kellie Marie Brownlee
Missing since May 20, 1982 from Novi, Oakland County, Michigan.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics
Date Of Birth: November 5, 1964
Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7; 135 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
Marks: She has double-pierced ears.
Dentals: Available. Brownlee's left front tooth is capped.
Clothing: She wore a long sleeved peach blouse, white painter pants and Nina brand burgundy high heels at the time of disappearance.

Circumstances of Disappearance:
Brownlee was last seen at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Bloomfield, MI around 11 AM on May 20, 1982. On the morning of May 20, 1982, Kellie and her boyfriend took the bus to school, but Kellie didn't attend class. At 9 a.m., she hitchhiked to Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi to apply for a job. At 11 a.m., Kellie ran into a friend's mom who offered Kellie a ride, but Kellie wanted to put in more applications before heading home. That was the last time anyone saw her.

Kellie was a "Wall 'Tuckian," the nickname for the big-haired girls in blue jeans, high heels and army jackets who hung around Walled Lake in the early 1980s. She listened to Ozzy Osbourne and smoked Marlboro Reds.

Kellie was staying with her boyfriend, Mark Graves, and his family in their apartment in Walled Lake, Michigan in May 1982. She had moved out of her family's West Bloomfield, Michigan home after telling friends that her stepfather, Paul Brownlee, abused her. Her friends stated that they had seen bruises on Kellie's body before she vanished. Paul had pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual misconduct in 1977 when Kellie's older sister Kim filed charges against him. Kim then moved to California, where the girls' biological father resided. Kellie remained in Michigan, where she had a good relationship with their mother, Loretta. Kellie had occasionally moved out of the family's home after problems with Paul came to the forefront. Loretta stated that Kellie was planning to move back to West Bloomfield once Paul left the residence. Loretta did not divorce Paul until 1985, three years after Kellie disappeared, but there were apparently ongoing discussions about the plan at the time.

Graves reported that Kellie was missing when she did not return to his family's apartment or call him by 9:00 PM. A search was initiated soon after, but little evidence was located. Graves was ruled out as a suspect early on in the investigation. Speculation began to center around Paul Brownlee, who claimed that he was visiting his father-in-law's grave and going to the gym on the day Kellie disappeared. Paul also denied abusing Kellie in any way and maintained he had nothing to do with her disappearance.

Foul play is suspected in this case.

If you have any information concerning Brownlee's case, please contact:
West Bloomfield Police Department
810-682-1563
You may remain anonymous when submitting information. Agency Case Number:
82-6461 NCIC Number:
M-086153645
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information related to this case. Source Information:
Source Information: The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children

Link:
http://www.doenetwork.us/cases/60dfmi.html

mere
08-10-2005, 11:12 AM
It seems that Kellie may fit the description of the Jane Doe in MD 1982. Though the height is a little off.

http://doenetwork.us/cases/431ufmd.html

Richard
04-18-2006, 10:07 PM
It seems that Kellie may fit the description of the Jane Doe in MD 1982. Though the height is a little off.

http://doenetwork.us/cases/431ufmd.html
Anyone know if this possibility has been checked out? I agree that Kellie does seem to match the composite sketch somewhat.

Ms Suzanne
04-19-2006, 09:07 PM
Hi
They need to rule them out with DNA.I think they are a match.You should call the police in thier jurisdictions.

suzanne

amazing-sea-monkey
04-19-2006, 11:09 PM
There is a huge Dental school at U of M in Ann Arbor which is only about 30 miles from Detroit, so the fact that the UID victim had dental work consistent with work done by dental students is a very good reason to submit it.

Ms Suzanne
04-20-2006, 10:02 AM
Hi
I agree.You need to submit this to the police.

suzanne

Richard
04-20-2006, 04:26 PM
Hi
I agree.You need to submit this to the police.
suzanne
I have forwarded it on for consideration. Will let everyone know if it pans out.

mere
04-23-2006, 11:58 PM
I checked. It is not a match.

Ms Suzanne
04-24-2006, 09:18 PM
Hi
Where did you check?I really think they need to recheck this and rule out only with DNA.

suzanne

mere
04-24-2006, 10:30 PM
I am not a member, but I submitted it to doenetwork. They said it has already been ruled out through NCMEC.

Ms Suzanne
04-25-2006, 09:56 PM
Hi
Thankyou.That is thier panel.They are not the police.You really need to contact Law enforcement.Law enforcement is really who people should be contacting.As I said this really needs to be ruled out only through DNA.

suzanne

Richard
04-25-2006, 11:20 PM
Hi
Thankyou.That is thier panel.They are not the police.You really need to contact Law enforcement.Law enforcement is really who people should be contacting.As I said this really needs to be ruled out only through DNA.
suzanne
I have sent this information to Law Enforcement Officials in Maryland and in Michigan, and have received confirmation that they have received it and are looking into it.

Ms Suzanne
04-26-2006, 09:22 AM
Hi
Richard,Can you please keep me updated on this.I have really followed up on these two as a possible match.

suzanne

Richard
04-26-2006, 03:54 PM
Hi
Richard,Can you please keep me updated on this.I have really folloed up on these two as a possible match.
suzanne
I will definitely follow up on it, but from past experience realize that it will take some time for the authorities to gather necessary records and check things out. I have no personal knowledge of any previous attempts to match these two cases, although it is possible.

Other possible matches which have been submitted involving other cases have often taken weeks or months to resolve. There are various reasons for delays. Sometimes the wrong records are sent. Sometimes simply case workload and availability of experts, etc. Be patient...

Ms Suzanne
04-26-2006, 05:34 PM
Hi
Ok,thankyou very much.

suzanne

Richard
05-03-2006, 10:28 AM
Regarding a Maryland Medical Examiner comparison of Kellie Marie Brownlee's dental charts with the Frederick County Jane Doe (located in 1982):

Dental comparison of Kellie Brownlee was inconclusive, but a low probability.

In other words, Kellie was not ruled out, but a positive identification could not be made based on the dental records.

At this time, I do not have any further information regarding specifically what matched and what did not. I also do not know what plans (if any) the Maryland ME office might have to investigate this possible match further.

Richard
05-03-2006, 11:13 AM
Here is some information on the Jane Doe being discussed. Check out the links to see a recent artist composite of her, and compare it with photos of Kellie Brownlee. Note that some "vital statistics" differ from one site to another. Also note that there is a separate thread on this forum for the Frederick County Jane Doe.

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Unidentified White Female
The victim was discovered on August 24, 1982 in Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland
Estimated Date of Death: Spring 1982
Decomposed (skeletal) Remains
Vital Statistics

Estimated age: 17-25 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 5'2"-5'4"; 100-130 lbs..
Distinguishing Characteristics: Medium length brown hair.
Dentals: Available. The decedent had undergone extensive dental procedures, some of which are consistent with those performed by dental students. Including two crowns on left front teeth, a root canal and numerous fillings. She had one gold-filled tooth on the right upper side and several silver fillings.

Case History
The victim was located in a steamer trunk (footlocker) located just off a roadway in Gambrills State Park, in Frederick, Maryland on August 24, 1982. The trunk had leaves and sticks scattered over it but it was not hidden.

Investigators
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Frederick Police Department Lt. Tom Chase 301-694-2125

Agency Case Number: 1982-12633
NCMEC #: USMD82cr12633
NCIC Number: U-759825015
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Source Information:
Frederick News Post 1/83 & 9/82
Washington Post 1/03
nbc4.com News 5/11/05
NCMEC
The Doe Network: Case File 431UFMD

Links:
http://doenetwork.us/cases/431ufmd.html

http://www.nbc4.com/news/4477935/detail.html

http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=82cr12633&orgPrefix=USMD&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US

mere
05-03-2006, 12:06 PM
What does it take to reinvestigate something like this?

Richard
05-03-2006, 12:17 PM
What does it take to reinvestigate something like this?
As I understand it, the case is still open and the investigation is on-going. As to whether they will continue to pursue a possible match between Kellie and Frederick Jane Doe, only the investigators could say. She has not been ruled out, but as yet no positive match has been made.

Richard
05-16-2006, 09:25 AM
Here is the most recent word from Law Enforcement regarding comparison between Kellie Marie Brownlee and the Frederick Jane Doe:

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Sir,
I have looked into Ms. Brownlee. While she has not been ruled out, when looking at dental charts, it is very unlikely that she is our Jane Doe.

Lieutenant Thomas V. Chase
Criminal Investigation Division Commander
Frederick Police Department

annemc2
05-16-2006, 04:36 PM
Thanks for the update(s), Richard.

Ms Suzanne
05-17-2006, 07:22 PM
Hi
Thankyou Richard.Are both of thier DNA profiles with CODIS with the FBI.Are they automatically checked with each other and if not why?

suzanne

Richard
05-17-2006, 11:56 PM
Good questions. I simply do not know the answers. Perhaps someone else does?


Hi
Thankyou Richard.Are both of thier DNA profiles with CODIS with the FBI.Are they automatically checked with each other and if not why?

suzanne

Ms Suzanne
05-18-2006, 07:35 AM
Hi
Thankyou.Someone told me they are suppose to automatically check.But they are apparantly not doing this with my sister.

suzanne

Richard
04-29-2007, 06:35 PM
20 May 2007 will mark the 25 year anniversary of Kellie's disappearance.

Richard
02-06-2010, 07:27 PM
It has been almost three years since anyone has posted to this thread.

Kellie's case is still unsolved and she is still missing.

The links below contain some new photos of her.


Updated Doenet Link:

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/60dfmi.html (http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/60dfmi.html)


Here is a link to MichiganDoes case file on Kelli Brownlee:

http://www.michigandoes.com/MP/KellieBrownlee.html

amber1
07-19-2010, 10:12 AM
Any updates in KEllie's case?

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed
05-09-2011, 11:48 PM
The first annual Missing in Michigan Event was held on May 7th, 2011 at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. The slideshow was made to commemorate the families of the missing that attended the event.

Kellie is included.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2gXGL6xQLA

Lilachaze
02-27-2012, 02:05 PM
Such a pretty woman, any updates?

amber1
03-02-2012, 03:43 AM
any updates?????? any theories, suspectsm etc?

amber1
03-03-2012, 12:55 AM
ANY THEORIES? i have often wondered if her case is related to dean marie pyle peters?

vermontaigne
01-06-2013, 07:48 PM
Her stepfather, Paul Brownlee (http://policeone.webstage.policeone.com/investigations/articles/44540-The-disappearance-of-Kellie-Brownlee/), is the primary suspect in her disappearance. She reported that he was abusing her. Her older sister, who moved to California in 1977 to live with her biological dad, reported the same of Brownlee, and he actually pleaded to a "Fourth degree sexual conduct" charge with respect to her. Kellie was living with her boyfriend's family to be away from the stepdad, and the boyfriend was the one who sounded the alarm on her being missing, and was eliminated as a suspect. She had accompanied him to school, but apparently went to a local mall to apply for jobs, where she was last seen.

The stepfather agreed to be interviewed by police, denying having abused her or had anything to do with her disappearance. He also called in a tip at some point, claiming that she'd been seen in the company of two men at a local ice cream parlor before going missing. After his interview with police, though, he lawyered up and refused a polygraph.

One of the interesting things about his "tip" to police is that it might have been inspired by the disappearance the previous year of Kim Marie Larrow (http://projectjason.org/forums/index.php?topic=4326.0), in Canton, OH, the previous year. Kim was supposed to have been meeting up with her party gang in a park after seeing them in a local ice cream parlor, but never made it. Her best friend worked at the parlor, and planned to meet up with her at the park.

I'm assuming the ice cream parlor would have been mentioned in reports of Larrow's nearby disappearance before the time that Kellie went missing. Chances are that Paul Brownlee had nothing to do with Larrow's disappearance, and that he was just trying to throw police off his scent, but in offering up the supposed tip about Kellie he seems to have made himself a potential suspect as well in the disappearance of Kim Marie Larrow.

Paul Brownlee seems not to have been particularly bright. A detective who took over the case reports that shortly after he did Brownlee appeared with a catalog, claiming that a model in a hot pink bathing suit was his missing stepdaughter, which seems pretty transparently an effort to size up the new guy. The new detective asked him where he was on the date of her disappearance, and he split.

With a conviction regarding her sister, and Kellie showing friends the bruises she'd sustained from fights with Paul Brownlee, he probably decided that a court wasn't going to be so lenient again if he was reported and charged. Brownlee's mother didn't divorce Paul until 3 years later.

Kim Marie Larrow and Kellie Brownlee were both party girls, both had similar Farah Fawcett-inspired hair cuts. Larrow was about the same age as Brownlee's sister at the time she was abused by her stepdad. If Paul Brownlee got rid of his stepdaughter it's likely he did it to prevent her talking. If he had something to do with Larrow's disappearance, it's likely he would merely have abused her, but couldn't afford to get caught again. His prior in the matter of his other stepdaughter probably made him more dangerous than previously he had been. He seems to have been very impulsive.

amber1
01-06-2013, 11:47 PM
Vermontaigne,
Thank you for your post, it really shed some light on things for me. So very sad how a parent can do that to their child, and get away with it. Have you heard of Rachel Mellon Skemp? Not saying he is involved, but it seems like the same type of crime:/

Richard
01-07-2013, 12:18 AM
Is Paul Brownlee still living? What was his behavior like since 1982? Any further charges or accusations regarding legal problems?

What was the length of time between the last sighting of Kellie, and Paul Brownlee's appearance before the police - either to report her missing, or because police contacted him?

vermontaigne
01-07-2013, 12:19 PM
Thanks, Amber. I'd been unaware of that case. It seems lots of girls are endangered by stepdads.

Richard, it was the boyfriend who alerted police when she didn't show up at his place by 9:00 that evening. I don't know whether Paul Brownlee is alive still, or not, or what his subsequent legal troubles might or might not have been. Detectives certainly felt his behavior was suspect, if you read between the lines of what they say about him, but they are constrained from saying what I may . . . reading between the lines.

amber1
01-08-2013, 09:15 PM
If he is the one who did it, I would think he would have some legal troubles after the crime, even if they are "petty crimes". And if Kellie was being abused before hand...well, it gets more violent as time goes on.

Dixie811
03-13-2013, 01:47 PM
I am just reading this thread for the first time. I know Paul Brownlee is a likely suspect. But also, how was Kellie planning on getting back to school (or home, wherever she was planning to go next) from the mall? She hitch-hiked to the mall so perhaps she was planning on hitch-hiking back as well. If Paul Brownlee isn't involved with her disappearance, maybe it was a stranger she caught a ride with when leaving the mall.

JulianaMoon
06-02-2013, 04:26 PM
Hi,

I grew up with Kellie, and I just wanted to say that I am so sorry to the family for this unbelievable event. She was so beautiful, and had a laugh that was so infectious. She spent a lot of time at my house, just hanging out with my younger brother and I.

I just wanted to say, those of us who knew Kellie have never ever forgotten her. Never. She was one of us, and always will be. The neighborhood kids that hung out together, played Kick the Can, Capture the Flag, rode bikes. One of us is missing, and it affects all of us greatly.

I am so sorry, and I pray that she is found. I think of her all the time.

God bless you all.

JulianaMoon
06-02-2013, 04:33 PM
Is Paul Brownlee still living? What was his behavior like since 1982? Any further charges or accusations regarding legal problems?

What was the length of time between the last sighting of Kellie, and Paul Brownlee's appearance before the police - either to report her missing, or because police contacted him?

I know Paul Brownlee passed away. Not sure when.
I was a friend of Kellie's. She told me her mother refused to believe she was being abused by the stepfather, which is apparently a common reaction. I believe she stayed married to him, even after Kellie disappeared, and it was proven that he indeed was molesting her, and another family member earlier. She still stayed married to him. Assuming for financial reasons, because I can't imagine any other reason to stay with such a sick pervert.

amber1
06-05-2013, 09:17 PM
I know Paul Brownlee passed away. Not sure when.
I was a friend of Kellie's. She told me her mother refused to believe she was being abused by the stepfather, which is apparently a common reaction. I believe she stayed married to him, even after Kellie disappeared, and it was proven that he indeed was molesting her, and another family member earlier. She still stayed married to him. Assuming for financial reasons, because I can't imagine any other reason to stay with such a sick pervert.

JulianaMoon,
Thank you so much for posting! I also have wondered about the stepfather. What you said reminded me of another case where the teen missing was thought to have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather-Rachel Marie Mellon Skemp. Her mother also stayed married to the guy, and it is thought he is responsible, but authorities have no proof:/

I pray Kellie will have closure, as well as all who love her, she is so beautiful, she looks like model!

TracyLynnS
06-27-2013, 09:54 PM
I've always assumed the stepfather was responsible for Kellie's disappearance, due to his strange behavior and treatment of his stepdaughters.

If he's not involved, I wonder what Leslie Allen Williams was doing and where he was at the time Kellie went missing.

Williams is a serial killer who at different times lived about 2 miles from Kellie's high school and in apartments across the street from her high school. The Twelve Oaks Mall, where Kellie was last seen, would be the main mall that served that area, and still does, so he has probably been there.

Michigan's offender tracking is called OTIS. I don't think a direct link to his page will work but perhaps the main link will. If not you can google Michigan Offender Search OTIS to get to the site and enter his name there to see his rap sheet: http://mdocweb.state.mi.us/otis2/otis2.html

It looks like Williams' adult offences (don't know about a juvenile record) begin in 1971, when he was about 18 years old, for B&E. He served about 4 years and has been in and out of prison up until he was caught for several murders in the 90s. His offences escalate through the years: B&E, felonious assault with a dangerous weapon, 1st degree criminal sexual conduct (in the mid 1970s when he was 22), up until the multiple kidnapping, rapes, and murders in 1991/1992.

He was released in September of 1980, reoffended, and was given another custodial sentence in September of 1983. Kellie went missing May 20, 1982, right in the middle of the time that this convicted rapist he was free, and possibly back in the area.

I do know that at one point he lived with his grandparents in Commerce Township (at a location that had a Walled Lake mailing address) the place that was a couple miles from Kellie's school. Sometime near the 90s murders, he lived at an apartment complex in Wixom across the street from Kellie's school. In 1992 he lived in Redford, which was 20 miles from his usual location.

I don't know exactly where Kellie lived when she went missing, other than the general locations of West Bloomfield and her boyfriend's home in Walled Lake. But I kind of thought it was worth looking into whether Williams was involved, since she went missing during one of the times he was free, and he was a life long habitual offender who escalated to murder.

What I remember of Williams' crimes was that in the Central Park in Milford, he tied up a 15 year old girl's boyfriend and abducted her. He took her back to his apartment in Redford where he raped and stabbed her. He drove her to a field in Milford and buried her. He raped an 18 year old acquaintance of his in the South Lyon area, and when she threatened to tell, he killed her and buried her in Milford. He went up to Gennessee County and raped and killed two sisters, about ages 14 and 16. He buried them in a cemetery there. Their bodies were later covered even further, by cemetery workers. Williams had to take police to the area to find them because of that.

There is a very large cemetery right across the street from Twelve Oaks Mall.

JulianaMoon
07-01-2013, 11:53 AM
I know that Cemetary!! i have been there. It is directly across the street. That area has grown so much since then that if she was buried anywhere but an unused part of the cemetary, she likely would have been found already. I grew up near Kelly. Know the area well. Back then it was very rural. Now, it is a typical concrete shopping headache, with strip malls everywhere. Milford is still pretty rural though. Hmmmmm....interesting. I still believe her father did it, but this is very interesting news. having lived in the area at that time, I am surprised I didn't hear about these crimes. Thankyou!!!

TracyLynnS
07-01-2013, 05:58 PM
You're welcome Juliana. :)

I moved to Commerce Township in 1991, within walking distance of North Vanstone (off of Benstein Road) where Williams lived with his grandparents. My kids took their swimming lessons at Kellie's high school. I used to work in Walled Lake. Some of my cousins live in Wixom and one just graduated from WL Western this year. The area certainly has changed in the last 20+ years, tho, just like you described.

We had moved from a much busier small city and felt that we had sort of moved out to the country. It was kind of shocking for the Williams crimes to happen right when we thought we'd moved out of a somewhat dangerous area into a much safer area, so I tried to follow those cases as they were happening. We saw the police sketch of Williams in a subway or tubbys sub shop in the strip mall that was right by the apartments he used to live in (across from Kellie's school). I don't know if the police knew how close they were when they had the restaurant put the sketch in their shop.

I moved to Milford in 2002. I loved that town and miss it but we had to relocate for my husband's new job. I've moved a lot and Milford was my favorite place to live. However every time I went to Central Park, I remembered the Williams' victim Cynthia (and the two young girls who were murdered there by drifters in the mid 90s).

I didn't learn that Kellie was missing until we got the internet and sites like doenetwork and charley project came along. I found it interesting because she's from my generation and I felt that I had been walking in her foot steps of the previous decade by living in the same area, going to the same places, shopping at the mall she went missing from, going to activities at her school. I hope she'll be found and her case solved.

margarita25
12-23-2013, 04:58 PM
I've always assumed the stepfather was responsible for Kellie's disappearance, due to his strange behavior and treatment of his stepdaughters.

If he's not involved, I wonder what Leslie Allen Williams was doing and where he was at the time Kellie went missing.

Williams is a serial killer who at different times lived about 2 miles from Kellie's high school and in apartments across the street from her high school. The Twelve Oaks Mall, where Kellie was last seen, would be the main mall that served that area, and still does, so he has probably been there.

Michigan's offender tracking is called OTIS. I don't think a direct link to his page will work but perhaps the main link will. If not you can google Michigan Offender Search OTIS to get to the site and enter his name there to see his rap sheet: http://mdocweb.state.mi.us/otis2/otis2.html

It looks like Williams' adult offences (don't know about a juvenile record) begin in 1971, when he was about 18 years old, for B&E. He served about 4 years and has been in and out of prison up until he was caught for several murders in the 90s. His offences escalate through the years: B&E, felonious assault with a dangerous weapon, 1st degree criminal sexual conduct (in the mid 1970s when he was 22), up until the multiple kidnapping, rapes, and murders in 1991/1992.

He was released in September of 1980, reoffended, and was given another custodial sentence in September of 1983. Kellie went missing May 20, 1982, right in the middle of the time that this convicted rapist he was free, and possibly back in the area.

I do know that at one point he lived with his grandparents in Commerce Township (at a location that had a Walled Lake mailing address) the place that was a couple miles from Kellie's school. Sometime near the 90s murders, he lived at an apartment complex in Wixom across the street from Kellie's school. In 1992 he lived in Redford, which was 20 miles from his usual location.

I don't know exactly where Kellie lived when she went missing, other than the general locations of West Bloomfield and her boyfriend's home in Walled Lake. But I kind of thought it was worth looking into whether Williams was involved, since she went missing during one of the times he was free, and he was a life long habitual offender who escalated to murder.

What I remember of Williams' crimes was that in the Central Park in Milford, he tied up a 15 year old girl's boyfriend and abducted her. He took her back to his apartment in Redford where he raped and stabbed her. He drove her to a field in Milford and buried her. He raped an 18 year old acquaintance of his in the South Lyon area, and when she threatened to tell, he killed her and buried her in Milford. He went up to Gennessee County and raped and killed two sisters, about ages 14 and 16. He buried them in a cemetery there. Their bodies were later covered even further, by cemetery workers. Williams had to take police to the area to find them because of that.

There is a very large cemetery right across the street from Twelve Oaks Mall.

:bump:

TracyLynnS
12-23-2013, 06:21 PM
Thanks for bumping this case Margarita!

Re-reading my posts..... for those not familiar, all the towns I name in my posts: Wixom, Commerce Township, Walled Lake, Milford, South Lyon, West Bloomfield, Novi etc, all border each other. It's all the same area.

Kellie's high school was in Wixom, but it serves students in Walled Lake and Commerce Township too, as far as I can recall. Back when she went missing, it could have also served students in parts of Novi and some West Bloomfield areas, but I'm not sure. (The district has built a couple new high schools since then.)

Now, it's all part of a consolidated school district that serves most of those towns plus White Lake, some of Farmington Hills.... I'd have to look into it. It served a 50 sq mile area back when I last checked several years ago.

JulianaMoon
01-04-2014, 06:47 PM
Thankyou TracyLynnS. Like I said, I grew up in that area. She went to Our Lady of Mercy High School in Farmington Hills. The last time I saw her she was still living at home and going to school there. I know she got in trouble for spray painting the school, you know kids, and was suspended. I moved to Texas for a few years and during that time my father called me to tell me she was missing. I was so sure that she may have run off, as her father abused her and only a handful of us, if that, knew about it. So, I figured she had had enough and took off. When I moved back to Michigan, I watched a segment on "P.M. Magazine" about her disappearance. They had a psychic come out and walk around the house. She said that "something very bad had happened in this house for a long time, and that she needed to discuss it privately with family members". My friend, who was very close to Kelly as well, and I looked at each other and said "her dads abuse". Nothing ever came of that. I wish I could get access to that episode of PM Magazine from spring/summer of 1983.

mistagee
01-04-2014, 07:41 PM
It is most probable that the step father may have picked her up from the mall and killed her. However, I believe Christopher Wilder was in the area trying to lure girls to be models and taking pictures of them and then killing them. I think one of those two did it. I would bet on the stepfather most of all though. I also think the stepfather killed Rachel Mellon Skemp, and cannot believe that they are unable to prove that, I mean how does a sick kick disappear from their own home in the middle of winter when he was the only person there with her??????

amber1
01-04-2014, 10:25 PM
It is most probable that the step father may have picked her up from the mall and killed her. However, I believe Christopher Wilder was in the area trying to lure girls to be models and taking pictures of them and then killing them. I think one of those two did it. I would bet on the stepfather most of all though. I also think the stepfather killed Rachel Mellon Skemp, and cannot believe that they are unable to prove that, I mean how does a sick kick disappear from their own home in the middle of winter when he was the only person there with her??????

Mistagee,
I swear you literally read my mind! Rachel's case reminds me so much of Kellie's. It's most likely we are correct about who did it, but without a confession or their remains, they may walk free as they have been for years. In Rachel's case, nothing can convince me her stepfather is innocent. I don't believe the "walking the dog in below zero weather" story one bit & the whole thing with no forced entry & her blanket & items missing from the room was also weird. Why would Rachel go out in below zero weather without her jacket or shoes on?? And after her journal entry about the sexual abuse was made known...that was the nail in the coffin for me. As for Kellie's, at first glance I thought someone like WIlder may have been responsible. After all, she looks like a model and is so beautiful. After hearing more details with her stepfather, I am also becoming convinced her fate may have been the same as Rachel's. I want some JUSTICE for BOTH these girls!!!

TracyLynnS
01-05-2014, 11:58 AM
She went to Our Lady of Mercy High School in Farmington Hills.

RSBM

Do you know why and when she left Mercy and started attending Walled Lake Western? Was it over the spray painting suspension? Or did she switch schools when she moved in with her boyfriend?

I got the impression that she and her boyfriend had attended WLW together for a long time but charley and doenetwork don't have her school info.

ETA: Was afraid I'd been sharing wrong info but this site says she attended WLW at the time of her disappearance: http://www.policeone.com/investigations/articles/44540-The-disappearance-of-Kellie-Brownlee/

The Detroit News (WALLED LAKE) -- Have you seen Kellie Brownlee? It was 9 p.m., and Kellie was supposed to be at Mark Graves' house. She'd skipped school that Thursday morning in May, trying to beat out the college kids for the best summer job. But she promised to meet her boyfriend Mark later. That was hours ago. It was getting late. Kellie hadn't arrived. And Kellie hadn't called. Kellie always called.

Mark called one friend and then another. But nobody had seen the 17-year-old with the dark eyes, mischievous smile, and dark, Farrah Fawcett-style hair since she left Walled Lake Western High School at 9 a.m. Kellie didn't have a car. Kellie always hitched. By 11 p.m., her friends decided to call Kellie's mom, Loretta.

Things weren't going so well for Kellie at home, so she had been staying with Mark's family. But Kellie always told Loretta what she was up to. Maybe Loretta knew where Kellie was. Carrie made the call. Carrie knew Kellie the longest. "Mrs. Brownlee? This is Carrie. Have you seen Kellie?" "Not for a while," Loretta replied.

"Kellie's ... missing." The word still rings in Loretta's head. Missing. "It was just the way she said it," Loretta said. "I knew right away something was wrong. I just had no idea that years later, I'd still be talking about it."

At least one suspect has remained on the list since the beginning. And one cop won't let it go. This much West Bloomfield police Sgt. Dan O'Malley believes: Kellie's kidnap was not random.

TracyLynnS
01-05-2014, 12:08 PM
dup post, sorry

JulianaMoon
01-06-2014, 12:50 PM
Hi Again,
I have no idea why she left Mercy. We were sitting in my family room when I was home on a visit from TX, or maybe I hadn't even moved there yet. I think it had been in the paper back then that someone spray painted OLMH, (Our Lady of Mercy High), but I don't think it named names. We were sitting downstairs in the family room talking about it, and she said she got suspended for it. Mercy High was weird. I got thrown out when I went there for repeatedly not wearing my uniform so maybe they eventually expelled her. I'll ask a friend of mine I keep in touch with through FB. She and Kelly were close also. I'll try and find out. You might be able to look it up in the newspaper archives about OLMH being spray painted. Maybe in the Farmington Observer/Eccentric or it might have been in the Detroit Free press or News. (We got both).