The Disappearance and Murder of 17-Year-Old Chelsea King
The Police Are Called
As it became dark outside, with no word from Chelsea, Brent and Kelly King became increasingly worried. Chelsea was not answering her cell phone, either, and it was out of character for her to just go off somewhere without keeping her parents informed of her whereabouts. Her parents called several of her closest friends to see if she was with any of them, but no one had seen her. If she had been merely running late, her parents believed she would have called.
As the first day drew to a close, the law enforcement agencies involved issued a missing person bulletin that described Chelsea as 5 feet 5 inches tall, 115 pounds, with blue eyes and strawberry blonde hair.
"She is one of the most driven, personable, caring people that you could ever meet," her father said. "Her goal in life is to brighten everyone's day. That's what she does, and when she walks into the room, you know she's there."