WA WA - Joyce Lee Kennedy, 44, Seattle, March 20, 1978

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    Joyce Lee Kennedy

    Joyce Lee Kennedy – The Charley Project

    Missing Joyce Lee Kennedy

    Joyce Lee Kennedy

    Joyce Lee Sparks Kennedy (1933-1978) - Find A...

    Details from Charley Project:

    Kennedy was last seen at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Washington on March 20, 1978. She was employed as a ticket agent for the Pan American airline at the airport. She walked away from her counter after her shift was over and has never been heard from again.

    On the day of her disappearance, Kennedy was supposed to meet her ex-husband, John Thomas "Jack" O'Keefe II, so he could repay a debt. He had a history of physically abusing her and Kennedy asked her brother to accompany her to the meeting, but he wasn't able to do so and she may have gone alone.

    Two days after her disappearance, Kennedy's car was found parked at the airport where she worked, but not in the employee parking area; it was in the visitor's lot. There was no sign of her at the scene.

    Kennedy's family believes O'Keefe murdered her, but he was never charged in her case and is now deceased. She is considered missing under suspicious circumstances and her case remains unsolved.
     


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    Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors and Other True Cases(Page 36) eBook online Read

    Chief Neil Moloney’s department had been investigating a series of frightening incidents involving women employees at the Sea-Tac Airport, on Old Highway 99, located halfway between Seattle and Tacoma. Between February and May, flight attendants and women who worked at the counters for a number of airlines had grown increasingly afraid. Their jobs meant that they often had to walk through parking areas at all hours of the day and night. And several of them had been accosted, molested, threatened, or sexually attacked. Although they tried to walk to their cars in pairs, that wasn’t always possible.

    On March 20, 1978, the investigation took on an urgency. Joyce Lee Sparks Kennedy O’Keefe, forty-five, worked as a ticket agent at the Pan Am desk and she was unfailingly on time for work. Some fellow employees reported that Joyce didn’t show up at all for her 2:30 P.M. shift. Others recall that she worked that first day of spring, and left at 2:30. It’s most likely that she ended her workday in mid-afternoon. Whichever it was, Joyce disappeared completely in the misty rain. That was less than three months before the mountain stalker attacked.

    When relatives and friends became worried that she didn’t answer her phone or her door, Port of Seattle police officers searched the many levels of the Sea-Tac parking garage. They located her car. Its doors were unlocked and her purse and keys were lying on the front seat. There was no sign of a struggle, and the car started immediately when they tried the key.

    Joyce had red hair and bright blue eyes, and she was petite at five feet, three inches and 130 pounds. She usually wore glasses and they were not found in her car. The last coworkers to see her recalled she was wearing a red blouse and tan slacks. She had on an expensive gold ring set with diamonds and featuring the engraving “Love.”
     
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    Bumping for Joyce...this month is 43 years.
     
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    Joyce is in Namus. The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    There doesn't seem to be much in the way of new information. She's been ruled out as being these Jane Does:

    UP374 Collier FL

    UP6482 Frederick VA

    UP12683 Newport News VA

    UP6661 Stafford VA

    UP6796 Alleghany VA

    UP9978 Pierce WA

    UP6279 Fairfax VA
     
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    Joyce Lee Kennedy


    [​IMG]
    MISSING SINCE:
    03/20/1978
    SEX:
    Female
    DOB:
    03/28/1933
    RACE:
    White
    HEIGHT:
    5' 3"
    EYES:
    Blue
    WEIGHT:
    135 lbs.
    HAIR:
    Red
    AKA:
    Joyce Lee O'Keefe
    CLOTHING:
    Tan blouse, red slacks
    SCARS/MARKS/TATTOO:
    Glasses
    DENTAL X-RAYS AVAILABLE:
    Yes
    Joyce was last seen on March 20, 1978, at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport in Seattle, Washington.
     
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