TX KATHLEEN RANFT: Missing from Seguin, TX - 5 April 1985 - Age 29


Kathleen Ranft, 29, is missing from Seguin, Tx., since April, 1985.

Of special interest: Skeletal remains pending ID have been recently discovered about 7 or so miles from where Kathleen’s vehicle was found parked, at a club reportedly her destination before determined missing.

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On 04/05/1985, the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office received a Missing Person’s report involving the disappearance of 29-year-old, Kathleen Laura Attwood Ranft. Ranft was in the process of a divorce and have recently began working at a local tire service business. Kathleen's employer contacted the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office after she did not report to work. Kathleen's vehicle was located at a local nightclub. Other circumstances indicated that Kathleen was a victim of foul play, probably a homicide. Ranft’s body has not been recovered. Several leads have been reported over the years as to Ranft’s disappearance, all of which were met with negative results. This is an active case with Texas Ranger Division Unsolved Crimes Investigation Program (UCIP). We are seeking your help with information about Kathleen Ranft’s disappearance.

It was April 5, 1985, when Kathleen Laura Ranft, a mother of three, was reported missing in Seguin.

Sgt. Robert Murphy, of the sheriff’s office special investigations/cold case unit, says since that time, the 29-year-old’s disappearance has left investigators baffled.

“Kathleen Ranft was a mother. She had children and she was out that night and her husband came in to the sheriff’s office back when the sheriff’s office was at the courthouse and reported that his wife was missing. She had not come home and he was concerned and the investigators at the time did quite a bit of work on it. Unfortunately, they all passed away over the course of the years,” said Murphy.

Murphy says despite the lack of leads, Ranft’s case continues to be active for both the sheriff’s office and the Texas Rangers Cold Case Unit. He says the only evidence left behind was her vehicle found at a business on the south side of Seguin.

“Her vehicle was found at a location in Seguin. They found no sign of foul play at the time. They did everything that 1985 technology could do with the car,” said Murphy.
The remains found last week have been identified (dental records) as those of Benjamin Loera, 16, missing from Vanderbilt, Tx since October.
The way I understand it, the three suspects had already been arrested in connection with his disappearance.

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