The Baffling Disappearance of Kellisue Ackernecht

11 min readMar 24, 2022

**Information is obtained from the Where are they? Podcast and other online sources as cited**

Kellisue Kilcullen was born in 1972 to parents Joyce and James, in upstate New York.

In 1999 she married Jayson Ackernecht, and the two would soon have a little girl, continuing to reside in upstate New York.

Kellisue was the breadwinner of the family, as a supervisor at a local Rite Aid store in Amsterdam, New York, and she was very active in her daughter’s school, including Cheerleading and the PTA.

She was a busy woman.

In September of 2008, Kellisue went to work as normal, She would leave work that night at 9:30 p.m., locking up the store and leaving at the same time as a fellow co-worker.

Kellisue got into her car and drove off.

A few hours later, Kellisue’s car was found just a few blocks from her house- on fire.

But Kellisue was nowhere to be found.

Where is Kellisue Ackernecht?

Who was Kellisue?

Kellisue Ackernecht was born in 1972 to parents, Joyce and James Kilcullen. She grew up in the Johnstown, New York area, and would attend Fonda High School, where she graduated in 1992.

In 1999, she met and married Jayson Ackernecht. Shortly after they married, Kellisue gave birth to a baby girl. They moved to Amsterdam, New York, a suburb about 10 miles from the Johnstown area where she grew up.

Kellisue was a dedicated mom. She volunteered with the PTA and with the Youth Football and Cheerleading organization that her daughter was a part of. She was well-known with the other parents in the school and well-liked.

Kellisue was always a hard worker, and in 2008 she was working as a supervisor at the local Rite-Aid pharmacy in Amsterdam, New York. People said she was the breadwinner in the family, and her husband, Jayson, worked as a volunteer fireman. If he had another job, it wasn’t mentioned.


Jen is the host of the missing persons podcast: "Where are they?”