Traci Pittman Kegley
Kegley, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 04/26/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Elmore County, Alabama
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 03/05/1968 (53)
Age at the time of disappearance: 30 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 140 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green/hazel eyes. Kegley's hair was frosted at the time of her 1998 disappearance. She has a Cesarean section scar on her abdomen, and her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kegley was last seen at the BP gas station near the intersection of northbound Highway 231 and Redland Road in Elmore County, Alabama during the afternoon hours of April 26, 1998.
Her white 1993 Geo Storm was discovered abandoned along Old Georgia Road, a secluded road in Wetumpka, Alabama, the following morning. Her two-year-old daughter had been left inside the car, unharmed. Kegley's personal belongings, including her purse and identification, were recovered at the scene. She has never been heard from again.
Just sixteen days prior to her disappearance, Kegley's divorce was made final. She had separated from her husband earlier in 1998 and gone to live with her mother. She is a trained phlebotomist and had worked at the Alabama Reference Laboratory in downtown Montgomery, Alabama and Russell Medical Center in Alexander City, Alabama. Kegley had secured a new job at a dental office in Montgomery and was scheduled to start work there the day after she vanished.
Kegley's loved ones believe she met with foul play, as it is uncharacteristic of her behavior to abandon her daughter to leave the child unsupervised. Her mother theorized she was overpowered by an abductor while she was washing her car at the gas station. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Elmore County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Alabama Department of Public Safety
The Decatur Daily
The Montgomery Advertiser
October 12, 2004. March 4, 2019; picture added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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