Missing Person

Rita Rinehart - Missing
Missing Since 04/18/1980
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Rita Rinehart
Circumstances
Missing From: Kansas City, Mo. Rinehart was last seen April 18, 1980. Her brother-in-law found her truck more than a month later on May 19, 1980 at the 707 Truck Stop at Interstate 70 and Highway 7 in Blue Springs, Mo. The truck appeared to have been towed to that location and had been there since at least May 1, 1980. Police found a shovel, rope, serrated knife and woman’s purse in the truck. An examination of the vehicle showed the truck’s transmission line had been cut. Rinehart had a pending court case against her husband at the time she disappeared, and she was very afraid of him. He had previously pointed a gun to her head. She was known to communicate frequently with truckers by CB radio. She used the call name, “Wild Woman.”
Physical Description
Sex: Female
Race: White
Date of Birth: 04/10/1948
Age at time of disappearance: 32
Height: 5'9
Weight: 210
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Other Information: She wore glasses and had a deformed right hand. Nicknames/Aliases: “Wild Woman”
If you have information about her whereabouts, call 816-234-5136 or e-mail missingperson@kcpd.org.