Missing: Kelly J. Armstrong
Case: Missing (converted to homicide/earthly body not located)
Missing From: Kokomo, Indiana
Missing Date: July 17, 2011
Race: W Sex: F
Age at Time Missing: 28 years old
Height: 62 – 65″
Weight: 115 – 120 lbs
Hair Color: Auburn (long)
Eye Color: Brown
Tattoos: Tattoo on the left thigh. Angel with heart on it with the name “Steve” in the heart. Lower back tattoo: blue and turquoise in color.
Scars/Piercings/Unique Marks: Nose and ears are pierced.
Other: Status converted from a Missing Person to a Homicide Investigation.
Police Agency: Kokomo Police Department at (765) 459-5101, or your local police.
Case Number: 2011-46930
Circumstance: Kelly went missing and it was learned that her boyfriend, Travis Funke, 34, gave statements that he killed her. He was charged with voluntary manslaughter after police say he killed Kelly Armstrong with a hammer.
Kelly was reported missing in late September after family members became concerned about her whereabouts.
Funke told investigators, nearly 6 months later, that he killed Armstrong after a three-day argument over prescription pills, according to the probable cause affidavit. He said he fell asleep on the couch and awoke to Armstrong hitting the couch with a hammer. Funke went on to say he thought Armstrong hit him with the hammer, knocking him unconscious, and he had blurry memories of hitting her in the head with a hammer. At the time, he said he thought it was a dream.
Armstrong’s body was put in a trash container by the road and picked up a short time later was his “confession” according to police reports. Kelly’s body has never been located.