Just a little more than 34 years ago, a 29-year-old mother of three was reported missing.

And while the case has sat cold for three decades, the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate in hopes of bringing closure to the family of Kathleen Ranft, Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Murphy said.

“Any help is appreciated to bring closure to the family,” he said.

Murphy, one of the county’s cold case investigators, said he is hopeful somebody will remember seeing something around the time of April 5, 1985, when Ranft was reported missing.

Her car was reportedly found at a business just south of Seguin, Murphy said.

“She was 5-feet, 6-inches tall, 130 pounds, had blond hair and blue eyes,” he said. “She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue and white flowered western style shirt, a gold wedding band with 9 diamonds, a pair of diamond earrings, a gold chain with diamond pendant, two other rings and a Seiko wristwatch.”

The 29-year-old woman was a wife and mother of three young children, Murphy said.

Both the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers Cold Case unit have continued to investigate Ranft’s disappearance, Murphy said.

Anyone with information can call the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office at 830-379-1224. Anonymous tips can be left through Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers at 877-403-TIPS (8477), online at www.gccTIPS.com or through the P3 Tips App.


Felicia Frazar is the managing editor of the Seguin Gazette. You can e-mail her at felicia.frazar@seguingazette.com .

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