Last month, I wrote about the disappearance of Dale Eugene Kelley. To refresh your memory, 20-year-old Kelley vanished in May 1981 en route from Carmichael---a Sacramento suburb---to Los Angeles, where he planned to visit his girlfriend. A month later, his car was found abandoned in New Orleans. As I wrote in October, information about Dale Kelley’s disappearance … Continue reading UPDATE: New Details Emerge in the 1981 Disappearance of Dale Eugene Kelley
Harriet Elizabeth Riley (sometimes spelled Harriett, but for the sake of consistency, we'll stick with one "t") was born to Mamie and Harold Riley somewhere in Florida on February 26, 1968. She was the third of the Georgia-born couple’s children, with two older brothers, and---according to some reports---possibly an unnamed younger brother. The Rileys were listed … Continue reading A 6-year-old is found wrapped in plastic in a Sacramento dumpster in 1975, 4 years after her father’s unsolved murder. Initially ruled accidental, her “unsolved homicide” case was reopened in 2015: What really happened to Harriet Riley?
On the morning of May 20, 1981, 21-year-old Dale Eugene Kelley departed his home in Carmichael, California in his orange 1976 Toyota Celica. He planned make the six-and-a-half hour drive to Los Angeles to visit his girlfriend, but he never made it there. Two weeks later, his car turned up abandoned in in New Orleans, but he was nowhere to be found. What happened to Dale Kelley?