Inside the Evidence: Webster teen murdered 23 years ago

August 08, 2018 07:15 AM

A Webster teen disappeared on this day, 23 years ago.

Kelley Gaffield's body was found nearly three months later in some woods. She was 16 years old. The case has never been solved. 


Her family and friends are coming together Wednesday night in Webster for a walk in Kelley's memory. But their real hope is that someone will come forward with information that will lead to an arrest. 

Kelley Gaffield disappeared Aug. 8, 1995. It was the summer before her freshman year at Webster Schroeder High School.

Police initially thought she was a runaway. However, on Oct. 22 her decomposed body was found by a hunter in some woods near Ridge and Phillips Roads. Investigators have never been able to say how she died. 

News10NBC's Nikki Rudd sat down with Kelley's family. They say the past 23 years have been a nightmare. 

Chris Reilly, Kelley's mother: "I just want justice. I want answers that's all. The family wants answers. We miss her terribly."

Nikki Rudd: "Do you think the killer or killers are still out there? Still around town?"

Beverly Brown,Kelley's aunt:  "Oh yea. I think probably the police have already interviewed them."

Webster Police have followed more than 600 leads, but no arrests have been made.

Wednesday night's walk in memory of Kelley starts at 6 p.m. at the corner of West Main Street and Corning Park in the Village of Webster. Everyone is invited. 

For the first time, Webster Police will be taking us Inside the Evidence. Chief Joe Rieger shows us pictures of where Kelley's body was found back in 1995. Stay tuned for the complete report Friday night at 11 on News10NBC.


Nikki Rudd

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