Project Prayer For The Missing- Jody Lee Ledkins

Jody Ledkins  animated_candle

Missing since 05/23/85
Missing from Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 09/20/70
Age at disappearance: 14
Height: 5’1″
Weight:90 lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde/brown hair; blue eyes.
Marks, Scars: She had her appendix removed. There is a small mole under her chin and a large mark under her arm. Ledkins wore eyeglasses with large square plastic frames.
DNA: Available
Dentals: Not available.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Ledkins was last seen at her home in Kansas City, MO.  She took no extra clothing or money with her when she was last seen in 1985.

The day Jody disappeared she was arguing with her boyfriend and other boys about wanting to accompany them somewhere. When the boys said no, she left and walked around the corner to a friend’s house. There, she called her mother and asked for a ride home, but her mother didn’t have her car. She told her mother that she would find another ride.

When Jody was missing, her mother called Jody’s juvenile caseworker. Jody had been put into an informal juvenile court probation program after she and a friend pushed a security guard in 1984. The caseworker prepared two warrants listing her as an endangered juvenile whom police were to arrest. The mother thought the warrants also meant that juvenile authorities had filed a missing-persons report with police. She later found out that the police were never notified.

Because of the misunderstanding, it was two years after Jody disappeared before police began their investigation. There has been no sign of her since. In 1997, Kansas City police reclassified the missing-persons case as a homicide.

Print a Poster

If you have any information on this case, please contact:
Kansas City Police Department
816-234-5136

 

CUE Center Profile Here

Ledkins was last seen at her home in Kansas City, MO.  She took no extra clothing or money with her when she was last seen in 1985.
The day Jody disappeared she was arguing with her boyfriend and other boys about wanting to accompany them somewhere. When the boys said no, she left and walked around the corner to a friend’s house. There, she called her mother and asked for a ride home, but her mother didn’t have her car. She told her mother that she would find another ride.
When Jody was missing, her mother called Jody’s juvenile caseworker. Jody had been put into an informal juvenile court probation program after she and a friend pushed a security guard in 1984. The caseworker prepared two warrants listing her as an endangered juvenile whom police were to arrest. The mother thought the warrants also meant that juvenile authorities had filed a missing-persons report with police. She later found out that the police were never notified.
Because of the misunderstanding, it was two years after Jody disappeared before police began their investigation. There has been no sign of her since. In 1997, Kansas City police reclassified the missing-persons case as a homicide.

Mother- Karen Stratton

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s