KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The families of two people, presumed murdered more than a decade ago in separate cases, but whose bodies have never been found, want the public to remember their loved ones and perhaps help solve the cases.
Shirley McKeown, 70, left her home at 9129 E. 44th St. on the morning of Aug. 24, 2002. She was never seen again. Her car, however, was located Sept. 3, 2002, abandoned at 33rd and Highland with a very large amount of Shirley’s blood inside.
The car was hidden behind trees and covered with a tarp. The personalized Missouri license plates, “MCQ-N,” had been removed, and police have never recovered them.
Tabitha Brewer, 15, left her Shawnee home on the night of April 27, 1998, with her boyfriend Nicholas Travis to meet up with someone in Kansas City. Nicholas’s body was found buried at 5422 Paseo, but Tabitha was never found.