September 25, 2023

For Immediate Release:

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) coordinated the formation of a National Cold Case Task Force to provide assistance in the long-standing Cynthia Dawn Kinney cold case from 1976, located in Pawhuska. This task force aims to leverage the expertise and resources of law enforcement agencies from Oklahoma, Kansas, and various federal entities. The collaborative efforts between the multiple agencies involved are anticipated to yield significant progress in resolving not only the Cynthia Kinney case but also in addressing other cold cases.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office expresses sincere gratitude to those who have been reaching out to the office by phone or mailing letters containing tips regarding the cold cases that we are actively investigating. We ask that all future communications regarding leads, tips, case referrals and media requests be sent to us by email at This email account is being monitored around the clock by our office and will be forwarding the received communications to the appropriate individuals to respond.