The Disappearance of Andrea
In Louisville, Kentucky, Andrea Michelle Knabel was last seen. The evening of August 12 she had been at a McDonald’s on Poplar Level Road with her nephew and Ethan Bates, the fiancé of her sister Sarah. Then Bates drove her to the medical facility in the 3900 block of Dutchmans Lane so that she could receive care for injuries to her face that were purported to be the result of an infection.
She took a Lift from the hospital to her mother’s residence on Chickadee Road in the Audubon Park district around 11:22 p.m. While their mother wasn’t there at the time because the house was being remodeled, Andrea, her sister Sarah, and Bates were. Andrea was separated from her two young sons who were spending the night with their different fathers.
On August 13, at 12:15 a.m., Andrea travelled more than a mile to her other sister’s house on Fincastle Road. Because of a fight at the house, Andrea left at 1:38 in the morning and returned to her mother’s home on foot, getting there at 1:54. However, it appears that she chose not to enter because this is the last known location where she was.
Several hours after she was last seen, at 6:31 a.m., her phone was still ringing at the Chickadee Road residence. All calls to that number since then have gone to voicemail since the battery either expired or the phone was switched off. The phone was not there when the police executed a search warrant at the Chickadee Road residence.
Despite the fact that the police would not confirm anything, there are rumours that Bates was questioned by officers and afterwards disqualified as a suspect. The dads of Andrea’s two kids have been declared not guilty.
Andrea had been a committed member of Missing in America, a nonprofit organization that works to locate missing children and adults, before she vanished. One of Andrea’s closest pals claims to be the group’s founder. Whether her participation in Missing in America had anything to do with her disappearance is unknown.
Andrea, who had a marketing degree from the University of Louisville and had previously worked for Humana as an analyst, was unemployed at the time of her disappearance after being fired. She was struggling since her automobile had just been totaled in a hit-and-run incident. Andrea was quite irate that her family was attempting to get her into counselling because they were worried about her mental health.
There hasn’t been any action in her bank or financial accounts since she vanished. Her family said she was devoted to her two children’s welfare and that her absence from them was out of character for her. Her case is still unsolved.
- Louisville Metro Police Department 502-574-7111
- Clarksville Police Department 812-288-7151