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April 16, 1999


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Family Living Program is looking for the whereabouts of a 33-year-old developmentally disabled client. Philadelphia Police are assisting in the search.

The Family Living program is similar to foster care, where a client lives at home with a family. This client has lived with the same family for 13 years and has been employed for 10 years as a seamstress for B.F. Freeman and Son on Island Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.

She is identified as 33-year-old Kathy Hayes of 5812 Baltimore Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. Ms. Hayes was last seen Thursday afternoon leaving her job about 3:45 p.m. getting on and then off the #37 bus at 63rd and Lindbergh Boulevard. She is characterized as highly independent and highly functional, but habitual. Her family and administrators of the Family Living Program consider her disappearance highly unusual.

Physical Description: black female, 5' 7", 190-lbs, medium-to-heavy build, short black hair, brown eyes, glasses. Last seen wearing black pants, black shoes, black and white top, a spring jacket sky blue in color (with pink and white on shoulder). Ms. Hayes also wore a necklace with a cross and two pairs of hoop earrings. She was carrying a black purse.

Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia Police, Southwest Detectives at


Cathy Rossi
Communications Director

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