The Doe Network:
Case File 60DFMI

1 2 3 Age-Progression
Left and center: Brownlee, circa 1982; Right: Age-progressed to age 41 (circa 2005)

Kellie Marie Brownlee
Missing since May 20, 1982 from Novi, Oakland County, Michigan.
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing


Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: November 5, 1964
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7; 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks: She has double-pierced ears.
  • Clothing: She wore a long sleeved peach blouse, white painter pants
    and Nina brand, burgundy high heels at the time of disappearance.
  • Dentals: Available. Brownlee's left front tooth is capped.
  • DNA: Available


Circumstances of Disappearance:

Brownlee was last seen at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Bloomfield, MI around 11.00 on May 20, 1982. On the morning of May 20, 1982, Kellie and her boyfriend took the bus to school, but Kellie didn't attend class. At 09.00, she hitchhiked to Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi to apply for a job. At 11.00, Kellie ran into a friend's mom who offered Kellie a ride, but Kellie wanted to put in more applications before heading home. That was the last time anyone saw her.
Kellie was a "Wall Tuckian," the nickname for the big-haired girls in blue jeans, high heels and army jackets who hung around Walled Lake in the early 1980s. She listened to Ozzy Osbourne and smoked Marlboro Reds.
Kellie was staying with her boyfriend and his family in their apartment in Walled Lake, Michigan in May 1982. She had moved out of her family's West Bloomfield, Michigan home after telling friends that her stepfather abused her. Her friends stated that they had seen bruises on Kellie's body before she vanished.
The boyfriend reported that Kellie was missing when she did not return to his family's apartment or call him by 21:00. A search was initiated soon after, but little evidence was located. The boyfriend was ruled out as a suspect early on in the investigation. Speculation began to center around the stepfather, who claimed that he was visiting his father-in-law's grave and going to the gym on the day Kellie disappeared. He also denied abusing Kellie in any way and maintained he had nothing to do with her disappearance.
Foul play is suspected in this case.


Investigators
If you have any information concerning Brownlee's case, please contact:
West Bloomfield Police Department
248-682-9200

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number: 82-6461

NCMEC #: NCMC600451

NCIC Number: M-086153645
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information related to this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
CA DOJ


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