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    UT - Rhonda Fae Karren, 31, Vernal, 28 Sept 1987

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: September 28, 1987 from Vernal, Utah
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: August 16, 1956
    Age: 31 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'6, 120 - 160 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde hair, green eyes. Karren wears a full set of dentures. She a mole on the lower right side of her chin. She was a chain-smoker at the time of her 1987 disappearance.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A sweater and black polyester slacks.




    Details of Disappearance
    Karren was last seen at approximately 10:30 p.m. on September 28, 1987 in her hometown of Vernal, Utah. She was dropping a co-worker off at the person's residence after attending a two-day K-Mart management meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah during the day. Karren apparently returned to her own house in Vernal afterwards. She has never been seen again.

    Karren was scheduled to report to work at the K-Mart store in Vernal at 7:30 a.m. the following morning, September 29. She never arrived as planned and was reported as a missing person to authorities later in the day. Karren's residence was checked and investigators discovered signs of a struggle inside the home. Items were knocked out of place and there were drag marks. Karren's purse, house and car keys and cigarettes were on the kitchen counter. There was no trace of her elsewhere. Based on evidence located inside the house, investigators believe she was murdered. Karren separated from her husband a week prior to her disappearance. Foul play is suspected in her case due to the circumstances involved. Authorities have had a suspect in her disappearance since 1987. He is a man with ties to Karren, but he has never been charged nor named publicly due to a lack of evidence. In 2002, police dug up an abandoned oil well outside of Vernal looking for Karren's remains, but found no evidence. Her case remains unsolved.


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    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
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    435-789-2511



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    Police Search For Body Of Woman Missing 19 Years

    Advancements in forensic science have provided new leads in the disappearance of a Vernal woman 19 years ago, and a search warrant in the case was served this week, the Uintah County sheriff said Friday.

    Rhonda Fae Karren, 31, was reported missing Sept. 29, 1987, after failing to appear for work at the Kmart in Vernal in eastern Utah.

    Her mother, Audrey Slaugh, 80, said Chief Deputy Bob Vanderbusse told her about two weeks ago that investigators planned to excavate a site in Colorado.

    "He let me know that the big rig was on the site," Slaugh said. "My hopes have been raised so many times. I'll believe it when I see it, when I know for sure."

    Recalling the day her daughter disappeared, Slaugh found Karren's new black pumps in the front yard along with her black corduroy jacket.

    Inside the house were a purse and a pack of cigarettes -- something Slaugh said her daughter never would have left behind.

    Investigators at that time believed Karren was a victim of foul play.

    http://cbs4denver.com/crime/local_story_279184100.html

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    Human Remains Found In Well In Search For Missing Woman

    Detectives in Uintah County investigating the disappearance of a Vernal woman 19 years ago have found what may be human remains buried in an old water well.

    A drilling company dug into the well on Wednesday to look for remains of Rhonda Fae Karren. She was 31 when she was reported missing in 1987.

    The site where the sheriff's office drilled Wednesday is in the area of Diamond Mountain in Colorado, about 30 miles northeast of Vernal.

    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=548953

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    Police Obtain Samples From Former Husband

    Detectives took hair, blood and saliva samples from a Vernal man whose wife disappeared in 1987, according to court documents disclosed Thursday.

    Police are investigating the disappearance and suspected killing of Rhonda Fae Karren, who was 31 years old when she was last seen. The Uintah County Sheriff's Office on Oct. 5 served a search warrant on her former husband, Mark A. Karren.

    Investigators took samples of Mark Karren's pubic hair, as well as hair from his head, chest, left arm, left leg and mustache, according to an inventory filed with 8th District Court in Vernal. The inventory also says police drew a blood sample from Mark Karren, 47, ran a swab inside his mouth and collected his fingerprints.

    The documents disclosed Thursday do not state why police sought the samples, and Judge John R. Anderson sealed the police affidavit stating the cause for the warrant.

    http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_4485976

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    Murder Mysteries: Rhonda F. Karren

    Detectives need your help in solving a fourteen year old murder.

    The twist in this case is they have a good idea who the suspect is. What they need is a body.

    In our ongoing UTAP "Murder Mystery" series, here's Crime Specialist Karen Scullin.

    http://web.ksl.com/dump/news/cc/spec...e/murd0928.htm

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    This month marks 23 years since Rhonda went missing. Come home soon.

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    Rhonda has been missing for 28 years now. Her profile on the Charley Project was taken down but she is listed as missing on other sites.

    http://archive.sltrib.com/article.ph...6&itype=NGPSID

    An investigator trying to find a missing Vernal woman is hoping blood and hairs recovered 19 years ago will tell him what happened to her - or at least whether he's looking in the right place.

    The genetic material taken from Rhonda Fae Karren's home at the time of her disappearance has never been compared to her former husband, said Bob Vanderbusse, the chief deputy at the Uintah County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office is having the materials tested now to determine whether they belong to Karren, her husband or to someone else.

    Vanderbusse said the blood consists of a few droplets; the hairs were found on Karren's bed sheets.
    This is from 2006. What were the results of this test?

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    Utah Cold Case Files

    Mrs. Rhonda Fae Alexander Karren was last seen on the evening of September 28, 1987 at approximately 9:00 pm when she returned to Vernal with a friend. The two friends had traveled to Salt Lake City for a work related training class and returned on the evening of September 28th. She was scheduled to work the following morning at 7:30 am, however she did not show up at work. Mrs. Karren’s mother went to her daughter’s home finding no one responding to the door and observing the doors locked. She observed what was described a signs of a struggle outside the home. The Uintah CoSO responded at approximately 3:45 pm on the 29th. Entry was made into the residence where officers found further indications of a struggle. In addition Deputies observed signs of a struggle outside the residence along with the presence of personal property Mrs. Karren was said to never be without. Mrs. Karren has not been located.


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    Why was her her Charley page taken down?

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    JusticeWillBeServed and Rle7, thank you both for keeping this bumped. I had never heard of it until now.
    Unless I provide a link, every one of my posts are to be considered rumor, Speculation, or simply MY OWN OPINION.

    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by phx611 View Post
    Why was her her Charley page taken down?
    I asked the owner why it was taken down. She said she may have accidentally purged it. If that was the case, then she will probably put it up again when she gets a chance.




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