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Missing As Of: September 17, 2007

Last Known Location
Kalamazoo, MI

Name: Renee Lynette Kyles
Sex: FemaleRace: Black
Age: 53DOB:
Height: 5ft 2inWeight: 115 lbs
Hair: BlackEyes: Brown

Police are seeking the public`s help in locating a missing Kalamazoo woman. The disappearance of Renee Lynette Kyles, 53, is "a very suspicious missing-person case," said Capt. Jim Mallery of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. Investigators have been trying to locate Kyles since Sept. 17, when relatives reported that she was missing. A family member reported that Kyles was last seen Sept. 8 at a residence on Southworth Terrace in Kalamazoo, police have said. Investigators found Kyles` car Sept. 19 in the 1900 block of Portage Street. Police described Kyles as a black female, 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 115 pounds. She usually wears a short, black wig. Anyone with information about Kyles is asked to call KDPS at (269) 337-8994 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.
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Missing As Of: August 27, 2012

Last Known Location
9800 block of Oakland Drive in Portage, Michigan

Name: Bonnie Merckley
Sex: FemaleRace: Caucasian
Age: 54DOB:
Height: 4ft 11inWeight: 175 lbs
Hair: BlondEyes: Unknown

Case: PPD 12-14595
 The Portage Department of Public Safety is investigating a reported missing person who is a walk-away from an adult foster care facility in the 9800 blk. of Oakland Dr.  On 8/27/2012 at 3:15 p.m., adult foster care resident Bonnie Merckley was discovered missing from her residential facility. 


Ms. Merckley suffers from a traumatic brain injury and is in need of medication.  She can communicate, but will become confused and agitated under stress or without her medication.   She cannot take care of her basic needs and is considered missing/endangered. 


Bonnie Merckley is a 54 year old white female, 4’11" and 175 pounds, with blonde/grey hair to middle of back.  She is wearing blue jeans, a black and white horizontal striped shirt, and carrying a purse


Police are asking anyone with information regarding this subject to call either Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or the Portage Dept. of Public Safety at 269-329-4567.  Tips can also be submitted online through this website by clicking on "Give a Tip" on the left side of this page.

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