An Indiana mother’s disappearance might be related to the disappearance of another mother who lives just 20 miles away. According to Travelers Today, Joelle Lockwood, 30, of Evansville and Kristy Kelley, 27, of Boonville vanished within five weeks of one another. Both women were wearing similar outfits on the days they disappeared: A tank top and denim shorts. Both women have similar profiles, and both have two children, which may or may not be a coincidence.
According to Warrick Country Sheriff Brett Kruse, it is all of these similarities that have police wondering if their disappearances are connected in some way.
“It doesn’t happen frequently that we have two women of the same age group that go missing around the same time.”
The Indiana mothers’ disappearances are quite alarming, especially because of their similarities. There have been quite a few cases of women being abducted and being held against their will, which, of course, is very frightening to even think about.
Below are the descriptions for the two missing women.
Joelle Lockwood weighs 125 pounds and is 5-foot-3-inches tall. She has brown hair, brown eyes, and two tattoos – a “tribal design on the back of her neck and a Playboy bunny on her right shoulder.” She was last seen on July 9 leaving a party in Evansvill.
Kristy Kelley weighs 135 pounds and is 5-foot-5-inches tall. She has long brown hair, and blue eyes, and was “last spotted at a VFW lounge in Boonville, Indiana at around 1:30 a.m. Friday.”
According to Mail Online, the two women didn’t know each other, but their families have now come together in hopes of locating both of the mothers alive, and bringing them home safe.
The Indiana mothers’ disappearances are suspicious, and while police say that the similarities must be looked into, there is no proof that both women were kidnapped by the same suspect(s). However, every ounce of information that comes into the station is being looked into. Every tip that police get is being flushed out — it’s unknown how much of the information they have received above and beyond the women’s similarities actually link the two disappearances.
Abductions have occurred somewhat frequently this summer. Earlier this month, two young Amish girls were abducted in New York. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the two girls were taken from their family’s roadside stand on a Wednesday evening. Amber alerts went out, and the two girls were found alive the next day. Reports say that a couple in a master and slave relationship took the two sisters. Unfortunately, police believe that the couple sexually abused the girls before they got caught and arrested.
It’s hard to think positive thoughts about the Indiana mothers who disappeared, but everyone hopes that they are okay — and that police find them both soon.
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