Beth Ricketts (Courtesy Iowa Department of Public Safety)

Beth Ricketts (Courtesy Iowa Department of Public Safety)

Beth Ann Ricketts


Name: Beth Ann Ricketts
Age at Report: 31 YOA
4000 Dubuque
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department
Case # 1997-57018
NamUs MP # 17248
Last Seen Alive: Dec. 22, 1997


Beth Ann Ricketts was reported missing to the Des Moines Police Department on December 22, 1997. Her case status was listed as “Endangered Missing,” which means she was considered to be in physical danger, and authorities believe she was taken against her will.

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Beth was last seen wearing black pants, a white shirt, a zebra belt, a black leather blazer and carrying a medium-sized black purse.

The 31-year-old was described as a caucasian female with strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes, 5-foot-8 and weighing 120 pounds.

Though her body has never been recovered, Beth’s case is also listed as a homicide with the Des Moines Police Department.

About Beth Ricketts

Beth Ann Ricketts was born October 25, 1966. She was a military veteran and lived in Oklahoma City, Okla., prior to moving to Des Moines.

She was the mother of two young daughters and a son.

Information Needed

If you have any information regarding Beth’s unsolved disappearance and suspected homicide, please contact Sgt. Darren Cornwell at the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811.



3 Responses to Beth Ricketts

  1. karen hammett says:

    I need some one to tell me if they ever caught this guy.. one detective told me tey thought they knew where her body was but couldn’t get on the prpoerty to search. BethAnn was my best friend and was very loved. Please try and find her. Thank you.

  2. brad says:

    was her ex husband kenny ever cleared?

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