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Buried Episode 09: The Kinslow Girl

Carey Mae Parker isn't the only missing person with ties to Lake Tawakoni. 

Sarah Elizabeth Kinslow was 14 years old on May 1, 2001, when her father dropped her off at middle school in Greenville, TX. Friends say she intended to skip school and meet at a cemetery. They say she never arrived. 

Sarah Kinslow smiles in front of a Christmas tree.
Credit Courtesy of Louise Kinslow
Sarah Kinslow smiles in front of a Christmas tree.

Her family suspected an 18-year-old named Curtis Bell from the Quinlan area might have had a role in her disappearance. He was later arrested for sexually assaulting a different minor.

In 2009, Bell pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a child and received a 10-year suspended sentence. In 2012, his probation was revoked. 

Meanwhile, searches with cadaver dogs in an area of Lake Tawakoni called Waco Bay have not resulted in any new evidence. Sarah's parents both suspect that her disappearance is connected to the Lake Tawakoni area, and Waco Bay in particular.  

Kinslow's mother Louise is certain that a gas station security video showed Sarah with Curtis after the date she originally disappeared. She also believes a neighbor's claim to have spotted her in a car on Christmas Day in 2001.

George Hale is a radio reporter for KETR and the host of its investigative podcast Buried.
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