Erin Kay Pospisil

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Erin, circa 2001;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 23 (circa 2009)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 3, 2001 from Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 14, 1986
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2 - 5'3, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Dark brown hair, dark brown eyes. Erin has a small scar above her eye and had red highlights in her hair at the time of her disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light-colored tank top and beige overall shorts.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Erin was last seen at a friend's home in the 100 black of 12th Street southeast on late Sunday, June 3, 2001. She had gone to the friend's at 8:45 p.m. to accompany her to the movie theater but the friend wasn't home. A two-door dark-colored Chrevolet Impala or Chevrolet Cavalier, early 1990s model, with dark tinted rear windows, pulled up the curb of Erin's friend's house. It was driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Erin spoke to the occupants for a short time, then got into the backseat of the car, saying she would get a ride with them. Erin has never been heard from again.

    The Chrevolet was unfamiliar to Erin's friends and family, but an acquaintance who witnessed her getting into it said she seemed to know the people inside. Police therefore classified her case as a runaway, but Erin's family believes she may have been taken against her will and may be in danger. She didn't take her day-timer, makeup case, or any other personal belongings with her, and none of her friends have heard from her since she disappeared, which is very uncharacteristic of her.

    The investigation into Erin's disappearance leans towards the theory that gang members in the areas of Cedar Rapids and an area of Chicago, Illinois called "ghost town" may have involved in her case. She may have been seen in the spring of 2002 at a convenience store in Cedar Rapids, in the backseat of a car with Illinois license plates. The witness knows Erin well and was sure the girl in the vehicle was her. Police, when called, were unable to locate her or the vehicle, however.

    Erin has relatives in Nevada but none of them have heard from her. She lived with her father, stepmother and three siblings when she disappeared, and was a freshman at Metro High School. Her school attendance was spotty. Erin's case remains unsolved. Many agencies still classify her as a runaway.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cedar Rapids Police Department
    319-286-5400

    OR
    319-286-5491

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    America's Most Wanted
    Help Find a Child -- Bring Erin Home
    The Des Moines Register

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 21, 2013; details of disappearance updated.

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