06-28-2010, 07:53 PM #1
MO - Kinga Gillibrand, 35, Maries County, 8 June 2010
By Pantagraph staff | Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010 12:55 pm
NORMAL -- Police are searching for a former Twin City woman who has been missing since June 8 in central Missouri.
Kinga J. Gillibrand, 35, is 5 feet 6 inches tall with brown eyes and mid-length brown hair. She weighs 135 pounds and has a scar near her tailbone, according to the Maries County, Mo., Sheriff's Office. She wears glasses or contact lenses.
Sgt. Brad Strope said Gillibrand lived in the Twin Cities until last fall.
Normal Police Chief Kent Crutcher said his officers conducted interviews with several local people who may have known the missing woman when she lived in the area before moving to Missouri. He said the FBI made the request of Normal police.
Gillibrand was last seen at 9:30 a.m. June 8 at her home near rural Meta, Mo., about 14 miles south of Jefferson City. Some personal items were found that day in a Dumpster at an apartment complex in Rolla, about 30 miles southeast of Meta.
She last was seen wearing a red T-shirt and blue jeans. A native of Romania, Gillibrand is fluent in English, Romanian and Hungarian.
Anyone with information is asked to call Strope at 573-422-3382.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 11-19-2010 at 08:45 AM.
06-30-2010, 07:49 PM #2
Friends of missing former Twin City woman concerned for her safety
By Michele Steinbacher | firstname.lastname@example.org | Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 5:34 pm
NORMAL -- Police in Missouri continue to investigate the disappearance of former Twin City resident missing since June 8.
Officials in the Jefferson City, Mo., area didn't release any information Wednesday in the case of Kinga Jakab Gillibrand, other than to say the investigation remains open.
A Twin City resident for more than 15 years, the loan industry professional moved to Missouri within the last year.
07-02-2010, 07:38 PM #3
Police arrest suspect in missing woman's case
by Newsdesk KRCG
Posted: 06.23.2010 at 1:53 PM Updated: 1 hr, 12 mins ago
MARIES COUNTY, MO. -- Update: Friday, July 2 at 5:27 p.m.
Maries County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest in connection to Kinga Gillibrand’s missing person case.
Sheriff Chris Heitmann said that based on evidence in the home, they have arrested a suspect. The name is not being released at this time.
Police agencies are now searching the land around the farm, which is about 300 acres. Water Patrol is searching nearby lakes. Police are also using cadaver dogs in the search.
Heitmann said that police assume Kinga Gillibrand is dead.
07-03-2010, 08:18 AM #4
Man arrested in case of missing woman
By Jeff Haldiman
Published: Friday, July 2, 2010 10:52 PM CDT
The boyfriend of a missing Meta woman has been arrested, and authorities now believe she is dead.
Sheriff Chris Heitman said formal charges are pending against Terry Fritz, 39, Meta, and while this is still an open investigation, Fritz was arrested for the death of Kinga J. Gillibrand, 35.
07-04-2010, 08:13 AM #5
Missing woman’s boyfriend charged with murder
By Edith Brady-Lunny and Roger Miller | email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org | Posted: Saturday, July 3, 2010 5:30 pm
Gillibrand has been missing since June 8 from her Meta, Mo., home. Police believe Fitz shot her on or about that date, Heitman said.Police agencies were using cadaver dogs, divers, helicopters and airplanes in their search of the land and lakes in the area of the 300-acre farm, the sheriff said. Forty people were involved in the search Saturday, he said.
07-10-2010, 10:49 AM #6
Update: Police search in Rolla for Gillibrand's body
by Newsdesk KRCG
Posted: 06.23.2010 at 1:53 PM Updated: 07.09.2010 at 3:05 PM
MARIES COUNTY, MO. -- Update: Friday, July 9 at 3:05 p.m.
The Maries County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the remains of Kinga Gillibrand.
The Sheriff’s Office along with Eureka Fire Department’s cadaver dogs canvassed a couple suspected areas in Rolla.
Sheriff’s Office will is also searching the surrounding area around Gillibrand’s residence, and will be following up on other possible leads.
07-17-2010, 11:57 AM #7
Update: Murder suspect's hearing date rescheduled
by Lucas Bond
Posted: 07.07.2010 at 12:54 PM
Updated: 07.13.2010 at 4:10
MARIES COUNTY, MO. -- Update: Tuesday, July 13 at 4:09 p.m.
Murder suspect Terry Fritz was in court Tuesday around 3 p.m. for a status hearing.
Fritz is charged with the first degree murder of Kinga Gillibrand.
A Maries County Judge reset the status hearing for Tuesday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m. where the date or the preliminary hearing will be set. The judge heard motions Tuesday made by Fritz public defender Chad Picker
09-18-2010, 01:32 PM #8
Update: Preliminary hearing set for murder suspect
by Lucas Bond
Posted: 07.07.2010 at 12:54 PM
Updated: 09.10.2010 at 9:40 PM
MARIES COUNTY, MO. -- Update: Friday, September 10 at 9:40 p.m.
A five hour preliminary hearing Friday culminated in Terry Fritz's murder trial being transferred to circuit court.
Kinga Gillibrand's body has still not been found. However, Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said via e-mail his department is still chasing leads. Heitman added, “I feel we have good evidence and this is a strong case.”
11-09-2010, 08:33 PM #9
Clues sought in case of missing woman
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
META (AP) — A sheriff is asking hunters to be alert for clues to the June disappearance of a 35-year-old woman.
11-17-2010, 03:34 AM #10Former Member
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Deer hunter finds remains in mid-Missouri
A central Missouri sheriff says a deer hunter has found human remains not far from the home of a woman who's missing and presumed dead.
KRCG-TV reports investigators were processing the scene Tuesday in the Meta (MEE'-duh) area. An autopsy was planned.
Maries (MAYR'-eez) County Sheriff Chris Heitman says he believes there's a good chance the remains are those of Kinga Gillibrand, who was 35 when she disappeared in June.
11-17-2010, 09:50 PM #11
Remains of murder victim Gillibrand found by deer hunter thanks to media coverage
Chris Heitman, Sheriff
Originally published November 16, 2010 at 3:10 p.m.,
updated November 16, 2010 at 4:05 p.m
UPDATE: A few weeks ago, Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman asked deer hunters to be on the lookout for anything that could lead authorities to the body of a Meta area woman who is believed to have been killed by her boyfriend.
That request paid off, Tuesday.
At 9:21 a.m. a hunter called the sheriff’s office in Vienna to report finding human remains which Heitman said he is “99.9% sure” are those of Kinga Gillibrand.
11-19-2010, 08:44 AM #12
Remains Confirmed to be Those of Gillibrand
Thursday, November 18 2010
(Meta, MO) -- Officials in central Missouri say remains found by a hunter do belong to a missing woman.
Rest in Peace Kinga.
06-19-2015, 05:07 PM #13
From November 2010:
Officials confirmed a fetus bone was found with the remains that are believed to belong to Kinga Gillibrand. Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman told KRCG a forensic pathologist identified the bone.
It was believed that Gillibrand was pregnant at the time she disappeared.
A mid-Missouri man was sentenced to life without parole plus 100 years after killing his girlfriend, Kinga Gillibrand, in 2010.
43-year-old Terry Fritz, of Meta, was found guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action back in April.
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