Age-progressed photo released for Seattle teen missing since 2019

Left: Kaitlynn Munson was 14 when she vanished. Right: An age-progressed photo created by forensic artists show what Kaitlynn might look like at age 16.

SEATTLE — The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children released an age-progressed photo of a teenager who’s been missing for three years, showing what she might look like today.

Police say Kaitlynn Munson was 14 when she disappeared after walking away from the Spruce Street group home for at-risk youth in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood on Jan. 21, 2019.

Seattle police said the teen’s parents had passed away, she had severe developmental disabilities and had been in state care since she was 11. She would now be 17.

Shortly after her disappearance, there were possible sightings of Munson around the Seattle area, but no new information has been received since that time.

Forensic artists at NCMEC created an age-progressed photo that shows what the Munson would look like at age 16.

When she was last seen, Munson was 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed about 120 pounds. She had brown hair, hazel eyes and wore glasses.

On National Missing Children’s Day on March 25, 2020, Seattle police released a video focusing on the search for Munson.

Anyone with information about Munson or where she may be is asked to call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or the Seattle Police Department at 206-625-5011.