Missing woman’s daughter fears worst after Pala man found murdered

Kathleen Haney is still missing and considered “at-risk” after a vehicle she had been in was found burned on the Soboba Reservation.

SAN JACINTO  – The daughter of a Hemet woman who went missing a week ago and whose traveling companion was found dead on the Soboba Indian Reservation said today she fears her mother was a witness to murder and suffered dire consequences.
Kathleen Ann Haney, 56, was last seen on the night of Jan. 22, when she drove her daughter’s friend, 27-year-old Kyle Nathan Cagey of Pala, to the Soboba Casino.
Haney’s van was discovered the following day, burning on the reservation. Cagey’s remains were found a day later in a riverbed east of Castille Canyon. He had been murdered, though Riverside County sheriff’s officials declined to disclose how.
“I think my mother was collateral damage because she was a witness to whatever happened to him,” Michelle Haney told KABC7. “My mother would have never given a ride to someone if she knew they were dangerous.”
Sheriff’s Sgt. Walter Mendez said last week Kathleen Haney was  considered a “missing at-risk person,” and that detectives had turned up no clues regarding her whereabouts.
Michelle Haney said Cagey and her mother had gone to the casino so that he could obtain money from a relative, but that person was apparently a no-show.
According to Michelle Haney, investigators have assured her they’re following up leads, but they’re no longer looking for her mother on the reservation.
“I don’t understand why,” she said.
Anyone with information on Kathleen Ann Haney’s whereabouts was asked to contact the sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (951) 393-3529.

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2 Responses to "Missing woman’s daughter fears worst after Pala man found murdered"

  1. John Moorcroft   March 21, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    What is going on with this case, obviously something is going on on the res. This woman has got to be around there somewhere. This lady has a family and it has to be making them crazy wondering where their mother is. Can’t the Sheriff’s dept organize a search on the res? I understand you have to get permission to search there and I’m sure plenty of people are willing to look. I’ve read the Pala Watch site and there are several people on there talking openly as if they have inside info. I am also sure that the tribal people want this resolved as well and I’m sure are willing to help. My opinion at this point that Pala and surrounding areas are NOT SAFE AND PEOPLE SHOULD BOYCOTT THIS CASINO UNTIL THESE PEOPLE GROW UP AND MAKE THERE CASINO AND SURROUNDING AREAS ARE SAFE AGAIN. IM SURE THEY WILL FIND KATHY HANEY THEN. PALA IS SHAMEFUL THE WAY THEY HAVE AVOIDED THIS PROBLEM AS WELL AS KILLING EACH OTHER. WHERE IS THE INTEGRITY THAT INDIANS CLAIM TO HAVE. THEIR FOR FATHERS ARE SURELY ASHAMED OF THEM.

  2. Nunya   May 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    HELLO John,

    This case is VERY SAD. I have been following it since day one and there are No New Leads. Tribal Members have THREATENED this family to Stay Quiet. Soboba has had several people come up missing or dead on their Reservation and nothing seems to be done about it.
    ALL this Family Wants is some CLOSURE and to PUT their Mothers body to REST! WE would ALL Want That!!! SOMEONE KNOWS What happened to KATHY HANEY and they need to Come FORWARD …. even give ANONYMOUS Info to where her body is or might be!!!!
    PLEASE have a Heart and Contact the Sheriff’s office.


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