Bessie Ann Kutnak
Kutnak, approximately 1992
Date reported missing : 08/16/1992
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 05/01/1929 (92)
Age at the time of disappearance: 63 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 145 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but she usually wears a baseball cap and men's clothing.
Medical conditions : Kutnak may be suffering from dementia.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Gray hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kutnak was last seen in Cameron, Texas on August 16, 1992. Witnesses saw her on foot on FM Road 486 that evening. She was acting for directions and appeared to be disoriented. She said she was looking for cattle that had strayed from her land. She has never been heard from again. After her disappearance, her vehicle was found at her residence with a flat tire.
Kutnak was a farmer and rancher at the time of her disappearance, and made extra money doing odd jobs at local businesses. She was a loner and had no living relatives. An extensive search of the local area turned up no indication of her whereabouts. Authorities can find no evidence of foul play in her disappearance, but her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Milam County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Doe Network
The Temple Daily Telegram
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