The Vanished Podcast

In October of 2011, 27-year-old Kelli Cribbs Abad was living in Japan with her husband and two young children. Her husband, Vince, was stationed at the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. On the evening of October 26, 2011, Kelli tucked her children into bed after she returned home from church. Her husband stayed behind at church to meet with their pastor. According to him, when he returned home, he couldn’t find any trace of Kelli and her car was gone. Kelli's vehicle was found abandoned three days later. In the nearly 8 years that have passed since that night, Kelli has never been seen or heard from again.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Kelli, you are asked to text the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations at “AFOSI” to the number 274637. You can also contact Okinawa base authorities at the Kadena Law enforcement desk at 098-961-2475.

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