Nolan has a lot
in common with Sarah Gonstead, in the worst possible ways.
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
In mid-June, Kelly found a job as a waitress at the
Restaurant. She only worked three shifts,
however, and was
dismissed due to her lack of experience on June 20,
left the Lava
Lounge at bar time, around 2:00 a.m. on June 23rd. A
acquaintance began walking Kelly to her apartment, but they
another man on State Street who said he knew Kelly, so her
her. Around this time, Kelly called her sister, April,
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 continue partying.
That was the last anyone who knew and loved Kelly heard from
When Kelly hadn't come home by June 24th, her family
missing to the Madison Police. By June 28th, her
family were distributing fliers asking for help to find
ominously, Madison Police sent divers into Lake Mendota to
On June 29th, she was listed with the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children.
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driver, who lived near the Taco Bell and had ties to the
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
Sarah’s body was found in 1994. Her last
hours—partying from one
to another, too much to drink, separating from
disappearing—are also remarkably similar to Sarah’s
not disclosed the manner of Kelly's death, beyond stating
obvious, that she was murdered.
The case has gone cold.
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