Above: Kelly Yates in 1985 (left) and an age-progressed image to 24, circa 2009 (right)
Above: Kimberly Yates in 1985 (left) and an age-progressed image to 28, circa 2009 (right)
Kelly Ann and Kimberly Ann Yates
Last seen in Warwick, Rhode Island on August 26, 1985
Vital statistics: Kelly is a white female. She was born on October 26, 1984. Blond hair, blue-green eyes. Was ten months at the time. Kimberly is a white female. She was born on October 15, 1981. Blond hair, green eyes. Her nickname is "Kimmy." Was four at the time.
NCIC numbers: M-255195554 (Kelly) and M-255196659 (Kimberly)
Circumstances: They were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Elaine Carolyn Yates. A photo and vital statistics for her are posted below. The girls' father, Russell Yates, has custody of them; she abducted them when he was at work. A felony warrant for child snatching was issued for her on November 16, 1988.
Above: Elaine Yates in 1985 (left) and an age-progressed image to 60, circa 2006 (right)
Vital statistics: White female. Born on September 26, 1947. Blondish-brown hair, green eyes. She may dye her hair strawberry blond. She may wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, she has scars on one of her upper arms, and a distinctive bump on her nose. She may use the alias "Carlene" or go by her maiden name, "Pigeon." She may be working as a computer programmer or manager. Was thirty-eight at the time.
If you have information as to the Yates' whereabouts, please contact the Rhode Island State Police at 401-444-1000. Any information received will be kept confidential.
Information used to compile this case file came from the following sources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Doe Network
The Charley Project
Child Quest International
Child Protection Education Of America (site now defunct)
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