Kentucky Cops Say Andrea Knabel, Mom Who Searched For Missing Persons, Has Vanished

Andrea Knabel, 37, has been missing since August 13, according to authorities.

August 28, 2019

Photo by: Andrea Knabel [MBA Autobiography video/screenshot]

Andrea Knabel [MBA Autobiography video/screenshot]

By: Mike McPadden

A Kentucky mom who volunteered with a group that searches for missing people is now a missing person herself, authorities said.

Andrea Michelle Knabel, 37, was last seen walking near Audubon Park between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on August 13, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department. Knabel had reportedly just left the home of a relative.

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Knabel phoned a friend at about 1:30 a.m. to ask for a ride. Investigators said no one has heard from her since, and calls to her phone go to voicemail.

The Facebook page Finding Andrea describes Knabel as a single mother of two boys, ages six and eight. It also says she is a "dedicated member" of Missing in America, an organization that works to locate missing children and adults.

Knabel's friend, Maricia Kidd, told Louisville's WAVE-TV the missing mom recently suffered setbacks, including getting laid off from work, and her car getting totaled in a hit-and-run accident.

In a Facebook video (above), private investigator Tracy Leonard said that before Knabel vanished, she was "pretty upset, [and] pretty wound up when she left walking."

Leonard added, "We are looking at a couple [of] different avenues and checking leads out daily. We have no indication at this point that leads us to believe that there is any foul play, but we are still very early in our investigation … We're just going to continue to look at what facts we discover."

The Missing in America group reportedly said Andrea is the first member of their team to have ever gone missing.

Andrea Knabel is a white female with light brown hair. She is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. She was reportedly last seen wearing a light-colored tank top and white shorts.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Louisville Metro Police Department at (502) 574-5673, investigator Dan Washington at (502) 722-8181, or private investigator Tracy Leonard at (502) 618-9337.

Next Up

Cops Confirm Remains Found Are Missing Mom Savannah Spurlock; Suspect Arrested

Savannah Spurlock vanished in January; the body was reportedly found on property owned by the suspect's family.

In 2016, Kristal Reisinger Said She Was Raped, Then She Vanished In The Colorado Woods

Rumors surround the alleged sex assault and disappearance of the 29-year-old mom; now investigators need your help to find the facts.

Missing Mom Texted 'I Will Be In Tomorrow If I'm Not Dead'; Cops ID Husband As Suspect

Cheryl Coker vanished in October 2018; police believe she is “not alive.”

Pregnant Mom Akia Eggleston Missed Her Own Baby Shower; Hasn't Been Seen Since 2017

The 22-year-old, who was eight months pregnant, was reported missing when she failed to show up at her own baby shower.

Person Claiming To Be Missing Boy Timmothy Pitzen Is 23-Year-Old Ex-Con

The FBI has identified the individual as Brian Rini, a 23-year-old Ohio man with a criminal record involving false alarms.

Elaine Park's Family & Boyfriend Are Mystified At Her Uncharacteristic Disappearance

Police scoured the area for clues and conducted a search using bloodhounds and cadaver dogs — but they found no trace of Elaine Park.

Tara Calico, Missing Since 1988, Might Have Been Spotted In A Mysterious Polaroid

Tara Calico's last words to her mother were, “Mom, if I'm not back by 12, come look for me."

On The 15th Anniversary Of Maura Murray's Disappearance, Is There A New Lead?

Fred Murray recently told reporters that he believes that Maura's remains may be buried in a basement.