Joyce Lee Kennedy
Kennedy, approximately 1978
Date reported missing : 03/20/1978
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 03/28/1933 (88)
Age at the time of disappearance: 44 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A red blouse, tan slacks, and a gold ring set with diamonds and the word "love."
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Red hair, blue eyes. Kennedy may use the last name O'Keefe. She wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kennedy was last seen at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Washington on March 20, 1978. She was employed as a ticket Age at the time of disappearance: nt for the Pan American airline at the airport. She walked away from her counter after her shift was over and has never been heard from again.
On the day of her disappearance, Kennedy was supposed to meet her ex-husband, John Thomas "Jack" O'Keefe II, so he could repay a debt. He had a history of physically abusing her and Kennedy asked her brother to accompany her to the meeting, but he wasn't able to do so and she may have gone alone.
Two days after her disappearance, Kennedy's car was found parked at the airport where she worked, but not in the employee parking area; it was in the visitor's lot. There was no sign of her at the scene.
Kennedy's family believes O'Keefe murdered her, but he was never charged in her case and is now deceased. She is considered missing under suspicious circumstances and her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Port of Seattle Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
Green River, Running Red
Washington State Missing Persons
Missing Joyce Lee Kennedy
October 12, 2004. August 2, 2015; picture added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.