Renee Lynette Kyles
Kyles, approximately 2007; Kyles's Toyota Camry
Date reported missing : 09/08/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/19/1953 (67)
Age at the time of disappearance: 53 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'3, 115 pounds
Medical conditions : Kyles has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but she was not taking medication for her condition at the time of her disappearance. She may abuse drugs.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Kyles usually wears a short black wig. She talks fast. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kyles left her daughter's residence on Southworth TerEthnicity : in Kalamazoo, Michigan on September 8, 2007. She said she was going to a friend's house to watch a college football game on television.
She was last seen later that day, getting into a black Pontiac Vibe outside her home in the 1200 block of PortAge at the time of disappearance: Street. She has never been heard from again. Her relatives reported her missing on September 17.
Kyles's Toyota Camry was found abandoned in the 1900 block of PortAge at the time of disappearance: Street on September 19, which is her birthday. Her clothes and a suitcase were in the trunk. One window in the vehicle had been broken, but it's unclear whether anything had been stolen. A photo of the Camry is posted with this case summary.
Kyles's food stamps have not been used since she went missing. She also hasn't had contact with her daughter or granddaughter, which is uncharacteristic of her. She was close to her family and had moved to the Kalamazoo area from Chicago, Illinois in 1999 to be nearer to them. Her disappearance is considered highly suspicious and foul play is possible.
Other information and links : ncy
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
September 2021 updates and sources
Kalamazoo Silent Observer
The Kalamazoo Gazette
America's Most Wanted
October 12, 2004. October 7, 2008; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
Interactive Missing Person Search Map