Cynthia Dawn Kinney disappeared from Pawhuska on June 23, 1976. She was sixteen years old.

The morning that Cynthia disappeared, she was seen working at her family’s laundromat. From here things get a bit muddled. According to witnesses, at approximately 9:00am two unknown people were seen parking a 1965 or 1966 beige Plymouth in front of the laundromat and carrying several baskets inside. Then at approximately 9:45 am, one of these people was seen carrying baskets back out and placing them in the backseat of the car before getting into the driver’s seat. Cynthia and the other unknown person were then seen leaving the laundromat and getting into the car from the passenger side. One witness says that the two unknown people were both women, another witness says they believed it was a man and a woman. The witnesses would help authorities develop composite sketches of the unknown people, however I have yet to be able to find them. I’ve also seen a report stating that Cynthia had been approached by two unknown women, and then she got into the Plymouth with them, and that a male was driving the vehicle.

According to the witnesses there was no fight, no screaming, and no show of force. Cynthia left behind a partially eaten pastry as well as her purse. Authorities treated Cynthia’s disappearance as a kidnapping from the start, however, no clues or motives in her disappearance were ever found.

Authorities would chase tips literally all over the country in reference to Cynthia. They were told she had been seen in Kansas going door to door with a religious organization. They were told that she had been murdered and then walled up inside a home in Pawhuska. Nothing panned out. Not even when a massive reward was offered.

The vehicle in question was a 1965-1966 Plymouth Belvedere, it was a faded light beige color that had a dent on the left rear fender. It had a red and white license plate; the state of registration is unknown.

No trace of Cynthia has ever been found, and no one has been charged in her disappearance.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Cynthia Dawn Kinney, please contact the Osage County Sheriff’s Department at 918-287-3535.

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