Bottom Right: Progressed to age 26 (circa 2007)
Kemberly Lorin Ramer
Missing since August 15, 1997 from Opp, Covington County, Alabama
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Ramer disappeared on Friday August 15, 1997, after attending a softball game with friends.
She was last seen leaving her boyfriend's residence about 23.45, to return to her father's house, where she lived, about five minutes away. She lived in Opp, located between Enterprise and Andalusia, AL.
Kemberly was about to start her senior year at Opp High School when she suddenly vanished. She was a straight A student.
Investigators believe she disappeared sometime between midnight and 05.00, leaving behind her car, keys, clothes, money and her contact lenses, which she couldn't see without.
Her father wasn't worried when he saw Kem wasn't home the next morning, thinking at first she might have spent the night at her mother's house. He noticed Kem's bed was a bit more rumpled than usual, but there were no conclusive signs of a struggle and no signs of forced entry into the house.
Two days later, on August 17, her parents reported her missing.
Her family insists Kem wouldn't have run away, saying that despite her parents' divorce, she was happy and was looking forward to attending college in Mobile.
Nine months after Ramer's disappearance, investigators searched a rural Walton County lake, acting on tips that her body was there. The search lasted three days and turned up no clues relating to the case
Again in 2001, a nonprofit group from Texas searched Baptism Hole, but turned up no clues.
In 2006, investigators searched a sinkhole near Ponce de Leon, FL, after receiving an anonymous tip, but that search also turned up no evidence.
Investigators Opp Police Department
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Missing Persons Unit
Investigator Bill Shaw
Alabama Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Opp Police Department
Agency Case Number: 97-080100
NCMEC #: NCMC836649
NCIC Number: M-050308286 Source Information:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Alabama Department of Public Safety
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Child Protection Education of America, Inc.
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