Kentucky mom who vanished without a trace was a volunteer for missing persons organization: Report

A Kentucky woman who had volunteered to help find missing people has vanished herself under mysterious circumstances.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Andrea Michelle Knabel, 37, disappeared in the early morning hours of August 13 in the Audobon Park area of Louisville.

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Knabel left a residence at about 1 am. on August 13, and had called a friend at 1:30 for a ride. She was last seen walking near the 4000 block of Fincastle Road, and calls to her phone have since gone to voicemail.

Knabel’s sister Erin Knabel told NBC News that the single mother of two had been laid off from her job at Humana, and that she was “sad” at the time of her disappearance, but that it was extremely out of character for her to be out of touch with family, especially her children.

Erin described her sister as “caring and thoughtful to others to a fault,” and said she had been volunteering for the organization “Missing in America.”

The organization’s founder Nancy Schaefer spoke of Knabel’s work as a volunteer in a video posted to a Facebook page about Knabel’s disappearance, according to NBC News.

“Andrea is not only a member, she has searched for a lot of missing people. She’s also a very good friend,” Schaefer said.

“She’s one of our own and we’re going to fight for her. We’re going to find her.”

Anyone with information about Andrea Knabel’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Louisville Metropolitan Police crime time hotline at 502-574-5673. 

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