Nolan has a lot in common with Sarah Gonstead, in the worst
native of nearby Waunakee, Wisconsin, Kelly was 22
years old when she moved to Madison for the summer,
on May 18, 2007.
She sublet an efficiency apartment on Mifflin
Street, but was uncertain about her future after the
summer. Kelly had been a student at
UW-Whitewater, but as Sarah had been 13 years
earlier, she was at loose ends and unsure if she
would return to school in the fall.
In mid-June, Kelly found a job as a waitress at the
Orpheum Lobby Restaurant. She only worked
three shifts, however, and was dismissed due to her
lack of experience on June 20, 2007.
left the Lava Lounge at bar time, around 2:00 a.m. on June
23rd. A male acquaintance began walking Kelly to her
apartment, but they ran into another man on State Street who
said he knew Kelly, so her escort left her. Around
this time, Kelly called her sister, April, and told her
where she was.
June 22, 2007, Kelly spent the day with her sister,
April. Then she joined three friends for a
night of bar-hopping and drinking on State Street, a
popular partying site for generations of young
people in Madison. Some of their stops
included State Street Brats and the Lava Lounge.
When her friends decided to go home around 11:30
p.m., Kelly declined to go with them. She was,
as they say, feeling no pain, and she wanted to
That was the last anyone who knew and loved Kelly heard from
When Kelly hadn't come home by June 24th, her family
reported her missing to the Madison Police. By June
28th, her friends and family were distributing fliers asking
for help to find her. More ominously, Madison Police
sent divers into Lake Mendota to search for Kelly.
On June 29th, she was listed with the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children.
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website gives an overview. For details on how this
happened, who is served by keeping John in prison, and
what can be done to right this wrong, read Who Killed
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the van driver, who lived near the Taco Bell and had ties to
the area where Sarah’s body was found? Over the years,
he moved around, and for six years—until shortly before
Kelly’s body was found—he lived only 4 ˝ miles from where
her remains were discovered.
search for Kelly ended on July 9, 2007, when her
body was found in a wooded area along Schneider
Drive, southeast of Madison and more than 12 miles
from where Kelly was last seen.
The site looked
similar to the spot along West Mineral Point Road
where Sarah’s body was found in 1994. Her last
hours—partying from one bar to another, too much to
drink, separating from friends, then
disappearing—are also remarkably similar to Sarah’s
not disclosed the manner of Kelly's death, beyond stating
the obvious, that she was murdered.
have been made. The case
has gone cold.
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3) Ask DA Ismael Ozanne to reopen
the investigation (Dane Co. DA's
Office, 215 S Hamilton St.,Ste 3000,
Madison, WI 53703-3211)
4) Say a prayer.