Kelli Renee Rice

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Above Images: Rice, circa 2008

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 2, 2008 from Springdale, Arkansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 1, 1983
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 136 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Rice's hair had red highlights at the time of her disappearance. She has the following tattoos: a Tasmanian devil on her left ankle, a rose on the back of her left shoulder, the name "Tina K" on her left forearm, and the name "Andre Chandler" on her leg. Her nose and ears are pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white tank top and jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rice was last seen in Springdale, Arkansas between 2:00 and 2:30 a.m. on March 2, 2008. She left with two men in a pickup truck. The three of them had sold some drugs to Rice's cousin in Fort Smith, Arkansas and were on their way back home. Rice reportedly became upset, jumped out the window of the truck and walked into the woods in the Ione area. A man may have seen her in the woods about twelve hours after she left her cousin's home. She has never been heard from again. Her clothing and jacket were found in the woods a few days later. It had no blood on it, but there were marks indicating whoever had worn the jacket had been dragged over the ground.

    Rice left behind five children who live in Missouri and in the Booneville, Arkansas area. It's uncharacteristic of her to be out of contact with them. Her family stated she was involved with drugs and went through drug rehabilitation a few years before her disappearance. They describe her as a naive, trusting young woman. Few details are available in her case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Logan County Sheriff’s Office
    479-963-3271

    OR
    Arkansas State Police
    479-783-5195

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    MySpace Page for Kelli Rice
    The Dreamin' Demon
    The Booneville Democrat
    Logan County Sheriff’s Office

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 17, 2009; casefile added.

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