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CA - Kathryn LaMadrid, 40, Fort Bragg, 17 December 2004

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    http://theava.com/archives/1225

    NamUs: https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/1269

    Charley Project: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/l/lamadrid_kathryn.html

    Kathy is described as a white female, 5'8" tall and 165 pounds, with blue eyes and short blonde hair dyed black. She has a ring tattoed on her left ring finger.
     
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    I have read about this case before. I tend to think suicide is definitely a possibility here.
     
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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    A nice article on Shelli's quest to find Kathryn and the assistance she has given to others who also have loved ones missing.

    http://www.sacmag.com/Sacramento-Magazine/December-2015/Shellis-Quest/

     
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    So sad :(
     
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    Kathryn (or Katherine) "Kathy" Rebecca LaMadrid
    Date of birth: 25 October 1964
    Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Case # 04-4446
    NamUS MP 3 1269
    Doe Network # 3597DFCA
    White female, 68 - 70 inches tall, weight 160 - 170 pounds, blonde hair (may be dyed black), blue eyes. Known to wear baggy men's clothing. She wears clear frame glasses or contact lenses. In addition to the ring tattoo on her hand, she may wear plain silver rings on her fingers. Her left ear is pierced. She may also be wearing a St Christopher's Medal.

    Unspoken but apparent in all accounts is her lesbian inclination. While unremarkable in urban areas, her behavior in a small logging/fishing town almost certainly attracted some unwelcome notice.

    Dental Xrays, fingerprints, and DNA results are all on file.

    Above summary abstracted from prior posted links.
     
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    Kathy was originally from Sacramento. After working for DMV for some years, she moved to Fort Bragg CA. There she worked in McDonald's or gas stations or similar work.

    In November 2004, she was injured and arrested for DUI when she had an accident with a borrowed car. She missed her court date on that charge. Then on 15 December 2004, a former boss accused Kathy of stealing $300. There were also rumors that Kathy was involved with Fort Bragg's meth underground.

    Kathy was living with her older brother and his wife. After arguing with him about whether she was "under the influence", she walked off towards McDonald's and was last seen crossing the old Noyo River Bridge. (Google overhead photos show the new replacement.)

    On 26 December 2004, and on 11 January 2005, she was reportedly sighted in town. In January 2005, a Fort Bragg CA family on vacation at Disney World in Orlando claimed to have seen Kathy with another woman at the Florida resort. She has also been reportedly seen in Ukiah CA, Roseburg OR, and Myrtle Creek OR. She had reportedly gone off her psychotropic meds, and may have been suffering from amnesia.

    Again, summarized from posted links.
     
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    burblestein Well-Known Member

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    Kathy's former significant other SL has dedicated herself both to finding Kathy, and to finding other missing persons. She has joined the El Dorado County Search and Rescue Team. While following this lead, I came across this startling non sequitur paragraph in an article:

    "It was said that they took Kathy on a beer run, all dressed in black. Four hours later, they came back with blood and mud on their clothes. Somebody did something to her. We believe she is no longer with us."

    This startling announcement of foul play segues into the fact that SL has raised money for five cadaver dog hunts over the years, looking for Kathy.

    So, who are "they"?

    Fox 40 news: http://fox40.com/2014/08/31/sacrame...issing-partner-raising-funds-for-next-search/

    In May 2013, SL found a black polo shirt in the forest, partially hidden by pine needles. The shirt was disintegrating and seemed to have bloodstains on it. They left it in situ. However, Kathy's sister-in-law identified it as similar to one of Kathy's shirts, which was missing.

    In May 2014, SL returned, accompanied the El Dorado search team. They recovered the shirt, bagged it and sealed it, and turned it over to the Sheriff for lab analysis. They also found a sleeping bag, duct tape, and additional clothing.

    The next investigative trip, in September, was unsuccessful due to lack of time and a shovel breaking.

    Sacramento Magazine, http://www.sacmag.com/Sacramento-Magazine/December-2015/Shellis-Quest
     
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    Kathy's brother has also continued the search for Kathy over the years. He has offered reward money up to $30,000 for information concerning her. It is apparent that he eventually believed he knew who murdered Kathy. In his bitter frustration, he agreed to pay for retaliatory killings of five people he believed responsible. Consequently, he was convicted of solicitation of murder and imprisoned; he has since been released.

    Source: http://theava.com/archives/1225
     
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    Information concerning this case may be called in to the MCSO Tipline at 707-234-2100. Their Investigative Services Bureau may be emailed to barneys@co.mendocino.ca.us.The Sheriff's Office can also be reached at 951 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 95482.
     
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    Scant as the above evidence of foul play is, there are dark overtones of a gang of bored intoxicated small-town youths running amok--maybe with the intent of "curing the lezzie" by raping her, then shutting her mouth forever. We have had that sort of thing before in Mendocino County, as in the similar ongoing cold case of Barbara Jean Stroud:
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...ino-County-7-January-1973&highlight=Mendocino
     
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    So, were the five people the brother wanted murdered the mysterious "They" of the beer run?
     
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    We may get some answers to these questions if SL accepts my invitation to comment on this thread. She has been quite active in locating missing persons since Kathy vanished. She is still searching for Kathy. I emailed SL yesterday.
     
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