Jackie Dene Hay

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Above Images: Jackie, circa 1981

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 12, 1981 from Topeka, Kansas
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: February 17, 1976
  • Age: 5 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'6, 45 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Jackie has freckles across the bridge of her nose and one small freckle between her right thigh and pelvis. She had a small cavity between her upper front teeth at the time of her 1981 disappearance. She has a small scar along her right eyebrow, and her hair was cut in a Dutch-boy style at the time of her disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue pants and a white knit shirt with orange and lavender flowers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jackie's family discovered she was missing as they prepared for an outing in Shawnee County, Kansas on September 12, 1981. She was last seen walking away from the Colfax and Golf Park in Topeka at 4:00 p.m. She was apparently being followed by a man at the time. She has never been heard from again. Police picked up a local man that same night and questioned him for hours about Jackie's disappearance, but released him without charge.

    Jackie lived with her parents and four older siblings in the 3000 block of Colfax in southeast Topeka in 1981. She was a kindergarten student at Avondale East Elementary School. Authorities did not begin searching for her for four hours after her disappearance was reported. They believe she was most likely abducted, but few details are available in her case. Her mother died in 2007.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Topeka Police Department
    785-368-9551

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education of America
    Kansas Bureau Of Investigation
    IBM: Missing Children
    49 ABC News
    The Salina Journal
    NamUs
    Unsolved in the News
    The Topeka Capital-Journal

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 26, 2014; distinguishing characteristics, clothing/jewelry description and details of disappearance updated.

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