Erin Kay Pospisil
Erin, approximately 2001; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 29 (approximately 2015)
Date reported missing : 06/03/2001
Missing location (approx) :
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/14/1986 (35)
Age at the time of disappearance: 15 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'3, 125 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light-colored tank top and beige overall shorts.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : 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.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Erin was last seen late on June 3, 2001 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She asked her parents if she could spent the night at a friend's home in the 100 black of 12th Street southeast. She had gone to the friend's earlier, at 8:45 p.m., to accompany her to the movie theater but the friend wasn't home. Erin's parents agreed to let her go, and a neighbor gave her a ride to the friend's home.
The neighbor stated when they arrived, a two-door dark-colored Chevrolet 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. She has never been heard from again. The Chevrolet was unfamiliar to Erin's friends and family, but the neighbor said she seemed to know the people inside.
Police 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 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, sitting in the backseat of a car with Illinois license plates. The witness knew 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 Age at the time of disappearance: ncies still classify her as a runaway.
Other information and links : ncy
Cedar Rapids Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
America's Most Wanted
Help Find a Child -- Bring Erin Home
The Des Moines Register
CBS 2 Iowa