Reward increased in 1985 disappearance of Seguin woman

Up to $6,000 reward now offered for information leading to arrest in cold case of Kathleen Laura Attwood Ranft

Kathleen Laura Attwood Ranft of Seguin was reported missing on April 5, 1985, after she failed to show up for work at a local tire service business.
Kathleen Laura Attwood Ranft of Seguin was reported missing on April 5, 1985, after she failed to show up for work at a local tire service business. (KSAT)

AUSTIN, Texas – A reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for a limited time for information that leads to an arrest in connection with the 1985 disappearance of a 29-year-old Seguin woman.

Kathleen Laura Attwood Ranft was reported missing on April 5, 1985, after she failed to show up for work at a local tire service business. Her employer contacted the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office, who initiated an investigation into her disappearance. Ranft’s vehicle was later located at a local nightclub.

Detectives determined Ranft was the victim of foul play, likely a homicide. Several leads have developed over the years, but her body has not been found.

The Texas Rangers are helping the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.

A $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest is routinely offered on all cases on the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website, but if a tip is received on the Ranft case before the next featured Texas Ranger cold case is announced, the tipster may be eligible for a reward of up to $6,000.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous. Individuals can also submit information through the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website or by phone to the Missing Persons Hotline at 1-800-346-3243.

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