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    OK - Cynthia Kinney, 16, Osage, 23 June 1976

    Last seen working in the family owned laundrymat. Cyndi vanished from the laundrymat on June 23, 1976. No one seems to have seen anything. Her purse, drink, and donute with a couple of bites out of it were still there. Cynthia Dawn Kinney was 16 years old. She is case number 1365DFOK on the doenetwork. It would sure be nice to bring some closure to her family.

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    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: June 23, 1976 from Osage, Oklahoma
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: January 17, 1960
    Age: 16 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'1, 97 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, brown eyes. Kinney's nickname is Cyndi.
    Clothing Description: A peach-colored blouse and blue jeans.

    Link http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...y_cynthia.html

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    Thank you

    I was not sure how to post the information on Cyndi. Thank you. She is my husbands cousin.

    Only the best,
    Sooner

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    Your Welcome Sooner! Sorry this had to happen to your family.

    Was there any suspects? I would like to learn more about her case.

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    re: Cyndi

    We never really got any real answers. There was a bank being built at the time right across from the laundrymat. Some of the construction workers did not see anything. Some thought she left with someone. Rumors were crazy. At one point in time my husband and his brother went off chaseing "moonies".

    My husbands brother was a police officer on the force at the time this happened. My uncle happened to be on the force as well. My uncle had heard of rumors traces of marijuana was found in a dryer. My husband does not recall this. But.... in 1976, he was only 16 or 17. I was only 8 or 9 years old. I have not had the chance to ask my brother-inlaw about it.

    We have to be careful, as not to upset Cyndi's parents. Cyndi's moms health has not been good. They finally sold their home last summer and turned loose of alot of Cyndi's things. We do not want to open them up to any more pain. At this point in time, my husband, sister-inlaw, and myself are the only ones actively looking for her. I know in my heart she is gone. But, I would like to bring her home. And somebody needs to be held accountable for what they did to her.

    Thank you for careing,
    Sooner

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    Soonerbebe:

    Was she alone at the laundromat when she disappeared? Any other employees there?

    Hoppy

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    re: alone at laundrymat

    I am pretty sure my husband said she was alone. (he is asleep, or I would ask). It was early in the morning. When my mother in law got there, Cyndi was just gone.

    You would think somebody would have seen something. My husbands parents owned the laundrymat. They hired Cyndi,(she is their niece) to help her out. They felt SO bad. I know they spent countless money and time searching for her. They even flew out to a well known psychic.

    I personally have contacted 3 psychics. (out of desperation). I would be glad to share in private what they said. It makes me wonder.

    Thank you SO much for your time,
    Sooner

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    i'm sorry this case is sad, out of curiousity and intrege what did the psychics have to say on her case?

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    re psychic

    The psychic my mother and fatherinlaw used back in the late 70's, said she was in Kansas somewhere. He said he could find her, but that she did not know where she was. He felt she had passed.

    The psychics I spoke with also say she is in Kansas. All three have described a man (amazingly similar). All three senced she found out something about this man he did not want known. They say he is someone known and trusted to the family.

    We have thought and thought about this. It is hard to say. We have one or two people, that would sort of fit that description. But... cannot just go by that. We could not imagine them even doing anything like that.

    I do wish, that we could solve this. Someone has gotten away with hurting her. I only pray...they never hurt anyone else.

    Thanks for Careing,
    Sooner

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    that could possibly explain why there was no evidence of a struggle, if she knew the person that something bad happened to her? and why noone thought there was anything wrong when they saw her with a man. possibly.

    did they say that she was taken to Kansas? or dare i say it her body? this is so sad, i beat she trusted the person she was with also which makes it sader.


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    Soonerbebe: Welcome! I hope you're able to meet some people here who can help publicize Cynthia's case.

    What was the initial investigation of her disappearance like? Did the police investigate it as a runaway? What was Cynthia's life like at the time-- was she in high school? Did she have a boyfriend or any problems with anyone? How long had she been working at the laundry mat? Was it a summer job?
    Did the police ever question anyone seriously (sex offenders, etc)?

    I hope Cynthia will see justice one day.

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    Re Cyndi

    All the psychics felt she is gone. I also feel in my heart, she is gone.

    Cyndi's cousin was a police officer at the time ( my husbands older brother). My uncle was also a police officer at the time. I know they did their best to look for her. My brother-inlaw flew out of the country to a well known psychic back in the late eighties or early seventies. He and my husband even chased "moonies", out of fear they may have taken her, and brainwashed her.

    I personally felt, there were other enforcement officials that could have done more. Looking back, I have some questions.

    I am in a bad situation. My husband, sister-inlaw, and myself are the only ones actively still looking into her case. Cyndi's moms health is not well at all. She has had colon cancer, and I just found out yesterday..she is not doing well at all. I had thought she was doing better.

    They have more or less given up. Last summer...they sold their old family home. They even turned loose of a lot of Cyndi's stuff. I DO NOT want to open them up to anymore pain.

    I would like to bring them closure and justice someday. We do not want to bother them with anything, or let them know of our efforts. Untill we have some solid information or resolution. Please understand this. I know deep down, we should probably let it go. But....I just want justice for Cyndi and the entire family.
    I was 8 or 9 years old, when Cyndi was taken. It was a small town and I knew her entire family. It really hit me hard, even as a young child. Then I end up married to her cousin years later. It still haunts me.

    I really appreciate your careing. I hope to help others as well. Nobody deserves this. Cyndi was a very good girl, with lots of friends. She was popular in school. She made good grades. Everyone that knew Cyndi, loved her. She did not do drugs, or run around. Somebody took her. I hope and pray for them as well. I pray they never hurt anyone else.

    Thank you again,
    Sooner

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    this is a sad case, it sounds odd that she will just diaspear like that!. questions: was there a security camera in the laundromat? i know that nowadays they have them so if there was one was there a tape to look at? another one: was there anyone else in the laundromat just before cynthia's aunt left? they could be a suspect where there any people standing outside the laundromat (besides the construction workers) that is?

    personally i would not have left her in the laundromat by herself even if she was 16 years old. her aunt does she have any clues to what could have happened to her? e.g did she see anyone hanging around their before she left that were acting suspicious?
    and lastly why did your aunt have to leave? the reason i ask this is that if she was taken by someone that she knew that person could have known that her aunt was going to leave for a period of time and could have striked then.
    personally i don't see this as being a runaway case because why would she leave all her stuff there really casually as if she expected to come back?

    i'm sorry for the pain your family must be going through
    P.S. have you found any clues to this case since you now are actively looking for cynthia? no matter how small the tip or clue it could lead to finding her

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    I will have to ask my husband, or sister-inlaw. I am not sure who was in there, if anyone. My mother-inlaw now has alzheimers. (middle stages). So, she is not of a lot of help anymore. This has always haunted her. she has always felt a great deal of guilt.

    Unfortunatly, there was not a security camera there in those days. Pawhuska is a VERY small town. Everybody knows everybody. I think we have 3,000-4,000 people. It was not uncommon in those days, for people to even leave their homes unlocked. Cyndi would open the laundrymat, then Rhetta would come in shortly after to help her. She did it as a way to help Cyndi earn some money. My husbands parents had money back in those days. Before My father-inlaw passed away...they were pretty well off. They had a huge ranch and owned several bussinesses in town. The laundrymat was just one of them.

    I have not been able to really find anything yet. But, I keep looking. You are SO right, sometimes it is just that one missing piece that can be the big break to solve these cases.

    Thank you all for all the help and support you have given me,
    Your friend Sooner

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    You are very much welcome i could only imagine what it would feel like to loose someone so close to me however, i know what it's like to thinks someone has gone and then you find them it's scary as!

    if i was in this position i would feel extremely guilty as well like her aunt but she can't go on blaming herself only the person that hurt cynthia should feel alot of guilt and sorrow for what he/she did to her

    that's the trouble i see with small towns everyone is trusting of everyone and this person could have taken advantage of this in her case e.g. getting close to her enought to snatch her.

    do you have any theories on what could have happened to her yourself?

    all the best wishes on your hunt for the truth and cynthia's return
    bless you all,
    Khavna

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