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  1. #1
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    Aug 2004

    MO - Jody Lee Ledkins, 14, Kansas City, 23 May 1985

    Doe network has a news article about Jody but I couldn't get it to link. If you go to the search section on Doe and put in Jody Ledkins the article comes up


  2. #2
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    Jan 2004
    Jody is on Project Jason's current 18 Wheel Angel campaign. A special poster has been made for her and can be downloaded and printed for placement. More information about the program, and the link for the poster can be found here:

    Project Jason - Assistance for families of the missing

    In addition to the campaign, Jody is also featured in a trucking publication called Through the Gears. This free magazine is distributed in truck stops nationwide.

    Through the Gears is one of JB Scott's many publications. In partnership with Project Jason, they feature one missing person per month. You can pick up your free copies at a local truck stop, but if it's far from you, you may want to call and ask if they carry that magazine. These are NOT with the regular for purchase magazines. At my truck stop, they are in a special rack outside the main truck stop door. At another truck stop, they are in a hallway between the store and the trucker's lounge.

    Through the Gears has a circulation of about 150,000.

    You can also see the current campaign information on this JB Scott webpage: 18 Wheel Angels

    We hope this helps in the search for Jody.

    Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
    President and Founder,
    Project Jason
    Project Jason - Assistance for families of the missing
    Read our Voice for the Missing Blog
    Project Jason-Voice for the Missing

  3. #3
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    Mar 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    I wish there was more information on this case! For example, did the police interview the "friend" whose house she called her mother from? How about the boyfriend and "friends" who ditched her? I mean, hearing stories of groups of teenagers killing another teen is no longer unusual....

  4. #4
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    Oct 2007
    The Ozarks

    Jody lee ledkins--missing since may 23, 1985

    Missing Since: May 23, 1985 from Kansas City, Missouri
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: September 20, 1970
    Age: 14 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'1, 90 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Ledkins has a small mole under chin and a large mark under one of her arms. She wore large round eyeglasses at the time of her disappearance. Ledkins has an appendectomy scar on her abdomen. Some agencies refer to her as Jody Stratton.

    Details of Disappearance

    Ledkins was last seen at a friend's house in the 700 block of Cambrige Street in Kansas City, Missouri on May 23, 1985. She had an argument with her boyfriend and other friends on the day of her disappearance. She apparently wanted to accompany them to their destination, but they refused.

    Ledkins walked to a nearby friend's residence and called her mother, asking for a ride home to the 2300 block of Topping Street. Her mother did not have her car and Ledkins told her she would find another ride. Ledkins was never heard from again. She did not take any money or extra clothing with her when she disappeared.

    Ledkins was enrolled in a juvenile probation program at the time she disappeared. (She and a friend had had a run-in with a security guard in 1984). Her caseworker was contacted by Ledkins' mother after the disappearance. The caseworker filed two warrants for Ledkins, listing her as an endangered juvenile who should be detained by authorities if she was spotted. Ledkins's mother assumed that the warrants also meant juvenile authorities had filed a missing child report with law enforcement; they did not. Law enforcement never considered Ledkins as a missing person until 1987, two years following her disappearance, because they had not been notified. As a result, Ledkins's case was obviously extremely delayed and clues were minimal by the time the investigation began.

    In 1997, police dragged the Missouri River after two prison inmates claimed they had information on the case. Their tip went nowhere, but it lead the Kansas City Police Department to reclassify Ledkins's case as a homicide. Her mother now lives in Arkansas but visits Kansas City a few times every year to search for her daughter. Ledkins's case remains unsolved.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kansas City Police Department

    Charley Project








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  5. #5
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    Dec 2010
    Yes they did interview the friend and thats who last seen her walking.
    Her friend says she is convinced that Jody was heading back to her boyfriends house.
    A tidbit that I read somewhere indicated that she was pregnant with his baby.

  6. #6
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    Apr 2013
    Green Forest, Arkansas/travel to Independence, Missouri

    Jody and Friend

    Jody is my daughter, recently on Channel 9 News several months back in Kansas City, Missouri Jody's "friend" was interviewed here in 2013.
    The interviewed went like this, I watched Jody go left toward her boyfriend's street." First of all, at 10 pm when Jody called and Missy verified the time to me that Missy stated Jody turned right to go to the quick shop store on Truman Road to meet me." This would not and is not true, I would of picked Jody up right at Missy's grandmother's house if I had a car to pick her up in. Plus, the parent of Missy would of not let her go that direction. Example, that night before Jody called, Missy and her mother also named Karen told me they walked with Jody to the boyfriend's house because they did not want anything to happen to her. Why would they let her walk to Truman Road, yet this is not what Missy told the news channel.
    Missy admits herself and her family is messed up on drugs to my other daughter why would her statement be creditable?
    Missy lied on that news interviewed, so why would someone lie there must be a reason. Missy is on FB by the name of Folscroft.

  7. #7
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    Dec 2010
    Thank You Karen.
    I am a school bus driver and drive around that neighborhood frequently and I always think about this case.
    There is much conflicting information.
    I read that she was in a house on cambridge then I read that she was on 14 street then I read that she was walking north on Winchester (away from home).
    My gut tells me that all those involved are hiding something, especially the boyfriend.
    Is that guy still around here?

  8. #8
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    Oct 2014
    "Police are still searching for clues in 1985 disappearance of KC teen"


    Jody Ledkins was last seen walking down a Kansas City street.

    And then she was gone.

    Thirty years later, the mystery of what happened to the 14-year-old girl remains unsolved.
    Video Link:

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    Feb 2018

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