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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.
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.
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.
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.