Eight-year-old Kirsten was last seen in her bedroom of her home in Midwest City, Oklahoma on the evening on May 13, 1997. Her mother put her to bed at 11:30pm and when she checked Kirsten's room again around 6:00 to 6:30am the next morning, Kirsten was gone.
There were small amounts of blood on the windowsill in the room and on the backyard fence. The window was open and Kirsten's underpants were found in the backyard. The blood didn't match Kirsten and it was from a person who has been ruled out as a suspect in Kirsten's case and is thought to have been in the room before Kirsten disappeared.
Authorities think that Kirsten was abducted by someone close to her, like a relative, because they don't believe a stranger would've been able to carry her out the window and over the fence without a struggle or noise.
Kirsten's mother was involved in drugs at the time of her daughter's disappearance and believes that someone she knew (who is possibly connected to the drug culture) abducted Kirsten. Foul play is suspected in her case.
Kirsten was last seen wearing an adult-sized t-shirt with lettering imprinted on it. She has a mole on the bridge of her nose near her left eye and a discoloration on her neck. Her two upper teeth are permanent and her ears are pierced.
At the time of her disapperance, Kirsten stuttered when she talked and she is left-handed. Her nickname is "Kurdle Burdle."