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12-30-2011, 04:04 PM


OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Oceanside police Wednesday made public an image of a woman reported missing in a bid to help find her.

Karen Day, 38, was reported missing Thursday by a sister when she missed a family gathering in Northern California, according to Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Mata.

Day's landlord saw her about 5 p.m. Dec. 18 at her home in the 1700 block of Downs Street in Oceanside, Mata said. Day's purse, wallet and mobile phone were left behind, he said.


12-30-2011, 04:05 PM

There's a typo in the article. She was last seen on December 18th, by her landlord, not December 28th.

01-11-2012, 01:55 PM
According to police, Karen Day was last seen by her landlord about 5 p.m. Dec. 18. The family reported her missing the following day when she failed to show up at the gathering, said Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Mata.

Mata said Tuesday that there were no suspects and no new leads in the investigation.
Police said last week that Day left her purse, cellphone and wallet behind. Her car was left at a shop for repairs on Dec. 18, Mata said.

Jeanie Day said Karen is her only sister and both their parents died when the siblings were young. The holidays were to be their first reunion in five years, she said.

Read more: http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/oceanside/oceanside-sister-of-missing-woman-says-disappearance-is-a-mystery/article_7f751061-90da-514f-a6c6-8128682fcf1e.html#ixzz1jAorRm00

01-11-2012, 02:08 PM
if she was going to drive up to her sisters why would she leave the car for repairs???

how did she get the car there???

how did she get back home???

01-11-2012, 02:15 PM
So Dec. 18th was a Sunday. Are mechanics normally open on Sunday there? She was reported missing on the 22nd when she didn't show up for a family gathering so perhaps she intended to have the car back out of the shop by then.

01-11-2012, 02:24 PM
So Dec. 18th was a Sunday. Are mechanics normally open on Sunday there? She was reported missing on the 22nd when she didn't show up for a family gathering so perhaps she intended to have the car back out of the shop by then.

FWIW, I know my mechanic has a drop box, so you can leave your car and drop the keys after hours to be worked on the next day. Good point about maybe expecting to have the car back by the 22nd.

01-11-2012, 02:28 PM
Facebook page put up by her sister: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Find-My-Sister-Karen-Day/271380879590060

01-11-2012, 02:38 PM
Jeanie Day of Manteca said Tuesday that the last time she heard from her sister, Karen Day, was when she received a text Dec. 17 telling her how much Karen was looking forward to seeing the family for Christmas.

Read more: http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/oceanside/oceanside-sister-of-missing-woman-says-disappearance-is-a-mystery/article_7f751061-90da-514f-a6c6-8128682fcf1e.html#ixzz1jAzgt9nB

01-11-2012, 02:50 PM
Okay - starting with the basics. We start with the last known person to see her; and her last known location. Is there video surveillance at her apartment building? How about the mechanic?

01-11-2012, 02:53 PM
Map of the 1700 block of Downs. Nice neighborhood. I do not see a mechanic or even a convenience store w/i walking distance.


01-11-2012, 02:57 PM
What about the landlord? Did she rent the whole house from him or just room(s)? If she rented the whole house from him, why was he there at the home that day? Repairs? Were they friends?

01-11-2012, 03:16 PM
These look to be apartment-ish on Downs as compared to the other homes there. There's some type of work van parked there. Wonder when this Google shot was taken.


01-12-2012, 03:27 PM
Facebook page put up by her sister: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Find-My-Sister-Karen-Day/271380879590060

bumping up for Karen... no news

01-13-2012, 01:47 PM
Sadly, this case seems to be going the same way as Amy Ahonen's case has gone, in that there is very little media attention and news, and it's like puff a person just vanishes!

CO CO - Amy Ahonen, 38, Golden, 08 July 2011 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community (http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=144226)

02-12-2012, 01:58 AM
Bumping for Karen. Why isn't this getting any publicity? I can hardly find anything when searching, and there hasn't been any updates since early January. Where is Karen? Who is this landlord?

02-14-2012, 07:12 PM
Just sent an email to Channel 8 asking what was going on with this case i.e., has she been found, why no publicity, etc. I guess it really takes your friends and family to pound on the doors of the media and police for them to take notice, doesn't it? I wish she had that.

02-27-2012, 09:19 PM
Has anyone seen anything in local papers or are there any flyers posted for her?

02-28-2012, 02:58 AM
Here's the Help Find Karen Facebook page which I believe was created by her sister.


02-28-2012, 03:15 AM
I haven't seen or heard anything. The reporter never replied to my email, either. Thanks for the FB link.

03-08-2012, 11:17 AM
Some new information about Karen. Seems she (or someone) purchased a car in her name Dec 19th or 20th in Portland, Oregon. Family is trying to raise money for a PI.


03-08-2012, 11:24 AM
Family members received a report from a car dealer in Portland, Ore. saying Karen had purchased a car on Dec. 19 or 20 but when Jeanie contacted the dealership they couldn't provide her sister's photo identification.
When Jeanie asked the DMV for the paperwork, her sister's signature wasn't included.
"I'm lost," Jeanie said. "I don't know where she is."

Source: O'side Woman Disappeared Without a Trace | NBC San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Karen-Day-Missing-Oceanside-Woman-141793163.html

03-11-2012, 07:56 AM

12:01 a.m., March 11, 2012
Written by Ashly McGlone

Oceanside The sister of an Oceanside woman reported missing three days before Christmas is still searching for her, even though authorities believe the woman left on her own.