27-year-old Kelly Dwyer has been missing for six days, something her mother says is very unlike her. Milwaukee Police are being extremely tight-lipped about her disappearance, but here is what we know so far.
On Thursday, October 11, Kelly went out to some local bars on the East side with a male friend and grabbed a few drinks. Afterwards, she spent the night at the male friend’s house. On Friday morning, she spoke with her mother on the phone, and was apparently last seen at 9 AM, presumably leaving her friend’s house. Friends say she doesn’t have a car, so she most likely would have taken a cab around or walked. She last used her cell phone at 10 AM.
When she didn’t show up to work at Lululemon in the Third Ward on Saturday, she was reported missing.
No one has seen or heard from Kelly since. According to her mother, Kelly had been acting “recklessly” lately, and had joined OKCupid, a free online dating site. Her mother fears that she met up with someone from there.
There were initially reports that Kelly may have been texting a man from Kenosha on that Friday morning, and that when trying to contact him, it was discovered that he had disconnected his phone over the weekend. I’m not sure how accurate that report is, especially because I haven’t been able to find it since I first saw it, but it might be worth mentioning.
Hopefully, police will release a little more info about Kelly’s disappearance. The questions I have are: Was the male friend she was out with on Thursday night a boyfriend? Was the boyfriend the last person to see her? Who did she contact last over the phone? Has she ever disappeared before? Do we know what she was last wearing?
If you have any info about Kelly’s whereabouts, please contact the Milwaukee Police Sensitive Crimes at 414-935-7405. I’ll update when (hopefully) more details come out.
You can download a missing persons flyer for Kelly HERE.
UPDATE: 10/18/13 7:39 AM
The man Kelly stayed with on Thursday night has just been arrested on unrelated drug charges. Police say the man is 38 years old, and he was arrested on a “keeper of a drug house” charge that came to light while investigating Kelly’s disappearance.
They haven’t called him a person of interest in Kelly’s case, but it’s not unusual for police to arrest a suspect on an unrelated charge to get them off the streets while they build a case.
UPDATE: 10/28/13 9:01 AM
The above-mentioned man who was arrested on unrelated drug charges is apparently Kelly’s boyfriend, and he was just arrested again, this time for child pornography. 38-year-old Kris Zocco was charged with 17 counts of possessing child pornography.
Police still have not called him a suspect in the case. According to the Journal-Sentinel, Zocco told police that he and Kelly had snorted cocaine together on Thursday night.
Kelly is still missing.
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