Johnstown New York

The Truth Will Set You Free

Almost 4 years has slid by and not word or clue as to where Kelli might be.  There are so many ideas and theories but none of them brought Kellisue home. If you have the information of the whereabouts of Kelli please send an anonymous letter to law enforcement so there can be closure.  The justice and legalities do not matter. What matters most is locating Kelli alive or deceased. Please clear your conscious of this. We do realize someone out there knows something. She did not act alone. The answers are there we just need the person who knows to be brave and mail a letter.

Johnstown Police Department

PO BOX 160

Johnstown, NY 12095


518 291 9157


Ways to send an anonymous letter courtesy of  Marianna Boncek author of Gone Missing in New York

1) print out the envelope’s address. Some post offices no longer accept an envelope with no return address. Type a fake one.

2) Do NOT save the letter. Delete it immediately.

3) Do not touch the letter or the envelope. Use gloves.

4) Do not lick the envelope, use some other way of closing it. Drop the envelope in a post office box where there are no cameras. This is fairly easy. Most small, rural post offices do not have cameras on the outside. I urge you NOT to send an anonymous letter, but rather, do the right thing and come forward. However, for whatever reason, if you cannot come forward you can still do the right thing by sending an anonymous note. Please be as SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE so searchers can find Kellisue and bring her home. She has people who love her who would like to have some closure. You CAN do this.

You can also go to a lawyer and give the information to him/her. All conversations between a lawyer and his/her client are privileged. The lawyer cannot legally reveal who you are. If you do this, and the police have questions, they can safely be relayed between your lawyer and you. Do the right thing.


Attention Kelli’s Co-Workers

I challenge any of you that knew and worked with Kellisue before she went missing to send a message and give us some insight on her work life. We realize most do not want to be involved and choose to remain quiet. September 30, marks 4 years. After 4 years its okay to come forward. We want to know the good, the bad and the ugly. Feel free to use the anonymous tip link, Facebook, or send an email to There are so many misconceptions and assumptions. The facts and truths would be wonderful to have. This information could lead to finding Kelli so that our community can put one mystery to rest.

Days Upon Days

We have been back to the beginning, the scene of the car fire, Rite Aid in Amsterdam and through the woods and over the hills looking for Kellisue.  What we have uncovered during this journey is accounts of Kelli’s life from other people. Stories how her high school life was hard. Stories of domestic violence, affairs,  financial woes. We have also heard stories of Kelli’s laugh,her love for her child, and her dedication to working hard. We have seen the graduation video, and a few snap shots of her life.  We know she has people in this world who miss her and that would go to the ends of the Earth for her. We have a police force who feels her life was so bad she could not take it anymore ; so she just took off.  Everyone has their own theory and their own ideas. We keep our minds open to any and all possibilities.

If you have seen Kellisue Ackernecht or heard from her please let us know.  We need to know she is safe.

The search will continue, our hopes will remain high ! We will find out what happened to you Kellisue.

Missing you Foundation Radio Show


Tonight Blog Talk Radio will feature Kellisue’s case. Missing you Foundation is making this possible. We work close with this organization and have formed close friendship through our passion for missing people.  We appreciate helping our efforts to find Kelli and raise awareness about her case. Please tune in tonight at 8pm to take a closer look into our efforts to find Kellisue.


Each Day

Information about Kellisue’s life is unfolding slowly. Each day we hope to find out a little bit more. Maybe the puzzle will finally be solved. Our hope will remain strong. Do not be afraid to come forward with information or facts about Kellisue. If you have something to share please do. The information helps us humanize her and bring her to life. Life is a precious gift. Life should be protected. Sometimes things happen that cannot be changed. At this point in time Kelli’s case will probably remain unsolved even if she is found. The elements and time have surely swept away the crime scene. We are trying to find out about the tunnels under Johnstown.  We are trying to find friends and family who are willing to share a memory or information. We are trying to figure out who Kelli’s closest friends were when she went missing. We are trying to figure out what her state of mind was a week before she went missing.

The slide show below is a tribute to her life…

Peace Love Hope Kelli We WIll FIND YOU!


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Yep she is Still Missing


Kellisue Kilcullen Ackernecht

Last seen leaving Rite Aid in Amsterdam New York on September 30, 2008

Car found burning on a city street in the middle of Johnstown, NY near a walking trail

and industrial park

Kellisue has brown eyes, auburn hair, she is very tall, thin, fair skinned, has distinctive teeth, and glasses.

If anyone has information please leave a message here, facebook, call law enforcement.

We will not give up!