Missing Since: 07/31/05
Missing from: Mayfield, Kentucky
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 11/20/46
Age at disappearance: 58 years old
Weight: 110 – 115 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Red hair, blue eyes. Travis has freckles on her face, chest, arms and legs. She has a dimple on her chin, hysterectomy and spleenectomy scars on her abdomen, and a birthmark on her buttocks. Travis has previously fractured her ribs, jaw, nose and eye socket. Her ears are pierced and she wears wire-framed eyeglasses. Her nickname is Sandy.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A thin gold band on her left pinky finger and possibly a watch with a gold band on her left wrist.
Details of Disappearance
Travis was last seen at her residence in the vicinity of Old Dukedom Road and Slaughter Road in Mayfield, Kentucky on July 31, 2005. Her husband of 25 years told his family she had died while visiting her children in Mount Vernon, Illinois, but when his relatives contacted Travis’s children, they found out the story was false and reported Travis’s disappearance to police.
When authorities contacted him, Travis’s husband changed his story and stated his wife had left voluntarily with a truck driver out of southern Illinois. He described the truck as white, with small red lettering. He said he had lied before because he was too embarrassed to tell his relatives what really happened. His story has not been confirmed and he has allegedly refused to take a polygraph exam. Travis’s husband was reportedly physically and emotionally abusive towards her, but he has not been named as a suspect in her disappearance.
Travis’s case remains unsolved.
My Mother went missing in July of 2005 from Mayfield, KY. Last known person to see her was her Husband, Bobby Travis. He told his Family that she died while visiting her family in IL. This was false information. Once questioned by LE, he said she ran off with a truck driver from Southern IL. He was a suspect in her disappearance, but has since passed away taking her whereabouts with him. IL State Police failed to enter my DNA into the system back in 2005, which I did not find out about until 2016. Thanks to NAMUS my DNA has now been added to the system.
Dawn Greenwalt ~ Kay’s Daughter