Caitlin Anne Kearney
Kearney, approximately 2012
Date and time person was reported missing : 06/15/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Pitman, New Jersey
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight : 5'0 - 5'1, 115 pounds
Medical conditions : Kearney has a history of drug abuse.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Kearney has a tattoo of a strawberry on her lower left abdomen and a Cesarean section scar on her abdomen. Her nose may be pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kearney was last seen in Pitman, New Jersey on June 15, 2012. She was staying with her grandmother at the time. Kearney walked into the residence that day and saw her grandmother on the phone, talking about her. She turned and walked out, and has never been heard from again. Her mother reported her missing on September 4.
Kearney left behind a newborn baby. She had a drug problem and had had some minor troubles with the law, but she had plans for the future and wanted to apply to nursing school.
There were reported sightings of Kearney in the Camden, New Jersey area after her June 2012 disappearance, but none of those could be substantiated. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Pitman Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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