Alicia Kenny, missing woman kneeling in grass

‘Critical Missing’: Ohio Artist’s Backpack Found Abandoned After She Takes Saturday Evening Walk, Never Returns

Ohio investigators are searching for a Loveland woman who vanished Saturday while out on an evening walk.

According to the Loveland Police Department, 23-year-old Alicia Kenny was last seen Saturday at around 8 p.m. when she left her grandparents’ home off of Loveland Madeira Road in Symmes Township, to take a walk in a nearby park.

Kenny’s mother, Marcy, said her daughter lives with the grandparents and is known to take walks to the park, where she draws and reads.

“It’s just really hard to think about what could happen,” Marcy told NBC 5. “She’s just gone.”

Marcy added that Kenny has prized possessions in her backpack, which she takes everywhere she goes.

“When she goes, she always takes her backpack with her. That’s something that’s extremely close to her heart. Her Bible’s in there. She’s very religious. Her writings, her drawings, all her notebooks are in that backpack.”

Loveland police said that Kenny’s backpack was found by a delivery driver in a Loveland subdivision with all of her belongings still inside.

“All she has is literally the clothes on her back,” Marcy said. “Without that backpack, she has absolutely nothing. And I honestly … we can’t think of any scenario where she would have put the backpack down and walked away willingly.”

According to ABC 9 Cincinnati, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has joined the search, and investigators are working through tips.

Kenny is described as a white female who stands 5 feet tall and weighs around 110 pounds. She was last seen in dark pants, a white shirt and sandals.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call 911 or Northeast Communications at 513-677-7000.

The story is developing. Check back for updates.

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