IL IL - Kelly Juanita Staples, 6, Chicago, 8 Jan 1980

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  1. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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  2. Moonwalker9

    Moonwalker9 Well-Known Member

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    Kelly was last seen walking to her elementary school in the area of 73rd and Merrill during the morning hours on January 8, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois. The school was just a few blocks from her family's home in the South Shore neighborhood. She never arrived for classes and has not been heard from again.

    Looks like somebody abducted her unfortunately. Sad case. Not so much to add since there is little information or witnesses.
     
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    Moonwalker9 Well-Known Member

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    Kelly Juanita Staples
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    Kelly, circa 1980; Age-progression to age 41 (circa 2014)

    • Missing Since01/08/1980
    • Missing FromChicago, Illinois
    • ClassificationNon-Family Abduction
    • Date of Birth07/28/1973 (45)
    • Age6 years old
    • Height and Weight3'0, 42 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry DescriptionA brown and white striped cap, a brown scarf, a red plaid coat, blue jeans and blue rubber boots.
    • Distinguishing CharacteristicsAfrican-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Kelly has a birthmark on the left side of her chest.
    Details of Disappearance
    Kelly was last seen walking to her elementary school in the area of 73rd and Merrill during the morning hours on January 8, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois. The school was just a few blocks from her family's home in the South Shore neighborhood. She never arrived for classes and has not been heard from again.

    An accused murderer confessed to killing Kelly and several other missing girls and women in 1992, but his confession turned out to be false and he was ruled out as a suspect in her case. Kelly is believed to have been abducted by a non-family member, but few details are available in her disappearance.
     
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  5. Moonwalker9

    Moonwalker9 Well-Known Member

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    There is no info which elementary school she went to, I found this one in South Shore

    It's called Powell Elementary school

    Google Maps


    Its quite close to the beach. Could she was fallen into the water and drowned? Unlikely perhaps but there is so little info here.
     
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  6. Mysteries1974

    Mysteries1974 Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985

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    I noticed yesterday that Kelly’s NCMEC profile was removed from the website. She’s still on NamUs though.
     
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