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Helen Jean Kelly

Missing Person Case September 2021

Missing Person Case September 2021

Kelly, approximately 2005; 2000 Honda Accord

Date reported missing : 05/18/2005

Missing location (approx) :
Sioux City, Iowa
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Ethnicity :

DOB : 08/26/1921 (99)
Age at the time of disappearance: 83 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 115 pounds
Medical conditions : Kelly has an unspecified medical condition. It is not life-threatening. She was considered quite active and in good health for her Age at the time of disappearance: at the time of her disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Gray hair, brown eyes. Kelly's maiden name is Braunger.

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kelly was last seen at her house in the 3600 block of Court Street in Sioux City, Iowa on May 18, 2005. When her husband woke up that morning, she was missing. He believed she left sometime between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. He was initially unconcerned, but started to worry after she missed lunch. He reported her as a missing person at 3:00 p.m.
Kelly left behind her purse and all her other belongings, and she hadn't mentioned plans to travel anywhere. She has never been heard from again. Her gold 2000 Honda Accord with the Iowa license plate number 953EDK is also missing; a photo of the car is posted with this case summary.
Kelly disappeared just two weeks before her 58th wedding anniversary. Her husband died in 2009 at the Age at the time of disappearance: of 89; in his obituary, it was noted that his wife predeceased him. They had two children.
Another family now lives in their former home on Court Street, and their young son claimed he'd seen a "Ghost Grandma" living in the crawl space under in the home. None of the adults have ever seen the supposed ghost.
Kelly was born in Sioux City as the youngest of ten children. She has been declared legally dead, but her case remains unsolved.

Other information and links : ncy

Sioux City Police Department

September 2021 updates and sources

Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
North American Missing Persons Network
Iowa Cold Cases

October 12, 2004. July 1, 2015; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.