Kay has polio, and her right leg is approximately 4 to 5 inches shorter than her left one. Due to this she has difficulty walking and uses crutches and a right leg brace. She wears glasses. Her crutches, brace, and glasses were left in her home.
Kay was last heard from while at home on Marigold Circle in Tucson, Arizona sometime between 10:30 p.m. on February 14, 2008 and early Friday morning February 15. Her van, a turquoise 1996 Dodge Caravan, was found on fire that Friday morning at the intersection of Kolb and Golf Links.