Masako Kille June 16, 1998 Random Kidnapping & Murder
Masako left her residence near Strausstown & was headed to her sons house in Womelsdorf for dinner. She was never seen alive again. Masako was the victim of a random kidnapping and murder.
Masako Killeís daughters said that it is the little things they miss most about their mother. They remember their motherís sewing, cooking and strength. "My mother was a very, very strong person" "She was a very little woman but very strong.
September 25, A National Day of Remembrance
A memory of Masako for the quilt.
For Seven Months her family and police searched for her. For 3 1/2 years Masako's family and police searched for answers. Masako was a mother, grandmother, a friend and loved by many. She is missed and will never be forgotten. God Bless her and her family.
Reported Missing June 16, 1998
Article Dated 6/30/1998
No clue yet on missing Berks woman
February 9, 1999 Article
Kille's family circulated fliers such as the one shown here, phoned hospitals, searched a medicare data base & placed ads in newspapers across the state, but they remained as puzzled as state troopers investigating her case.
Article Dated 2/24/2002
Masako's white Mercury sable was found on fire in VA on 7/21/1998 5 weeks after her disapearance
Found Dead February 7, 1999
The clothing worn by Masako Kille who disappeared June 16, was used to identify her remains in a wooded area near Lenhartsville.
Missing Woman found dead
Article Dated 2/8/1999
Article Dated 6/26/2000
Kille murder investigation state trooper's top priority
2 Plead guilty in Kille murder
Article Dated 12/5/2002
"#" is sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 1998 slaying of a Strausstown-area woman; his former girlfriend, "#" gets 30 to 60 years.