Heather McKee is deeply concerned for her daughter’s well-being. 27-year-old Kassandra “Sandy” McKee has lived in the grips of schizoaffective disorder and homelessness for the last three years.
In early June, Sandy traveled south to San Francisco. While in the city, Sandy told her mom she was assaulted, that someone was trying to kill her, she was scared for her life, and wanted to come home. They decided Sandy would board a bus for Ukiah the next day, June 24. Sandy would never arrive in Ukiah. In fact, Sandy has not been seen or heard from since.
Heather heard a rumor that Sandy might be in Sonoma County. Today, Heather will be in Santa Rosa distributing missing people posters hoping to spark someone’s memory of where her daughter might be.
Heather and Sandy’s father Brian have been their daughter’s sole support through her struggle with mental illness. Sandy is financially dependent on her parents refusing to accept help or disability services. Before she left for the city, Sandy had made a significant step and secured a housing voucher in hopes of moving into housing of some kind.
Before her departure to San Francisco, Sandy would often stay at Building Bridges calling her mom almost daily to visit or ask for a ride. Her mother told us that Sandy has never disappeared like this. Unbeknownst to Sandy, in the time that she has gone missing, her father has passed away.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten provided an overview of what investigatory steps have been taken since Sandy was reported missing. Deputies have entered Sandy into the Missing and Unidentified Persons Section, a state-wide database used to share information about missing persons.
San Francisco Police Department told deputies that Sandy was a passenger of a stolen vehicle they pulled over on Mission Street on June 21. She would be released and not arrested in connection with the stolen vehicle.
Deputies have contacted local mental health workers and Ukiah shelter staff who had also not seen Kassandra. They agreed to contact MCSO if they locate her.
Deputies found that Sandy has not used any of her bank accounts since going missing.
Heather said her daughter is a “wonderful, young woman” who loves music and dance. She is a Ukiah High graduate and attended SPACE Center of Performing Arts as a child for singing and dancing. She is worried about Sandy. Heather has made an effort to continually check-in with Sandy’s friends hoping for news of her daughter’s whereabouts.
Kassandra “Sandy” McKee is 5’7” tall and 180 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown, medium-length hair. She has no tattoos or piercings.
If you have any information about Sandy’s current whereabouts, please contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 463-4086.
UPDATE 4:51 p.m.: This article was read by a store owner in San Francisco who provided video evidence that Kassandra “Sandy” McKee is alive and well and visited his store this morning. Read more about it here: