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    NY - Karen Wilson, 22, Albany, 27 March 1985

    Missing Since: March 27, 1985 from Albany, New York
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: February 2, 1963
    Age: 22 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'3, 114 pounds

    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, brown eyes.

    Clothing/Jewelry Description: Faded blue Levi's jeans, a light blue short-sleeved pullover Izod golf shirt, a cream-colored women's raincoat, white sneakers, a fourteen-karat gold ring and a blue zircon Seiko watch with a black face.


    Details of Disappearance
    Wilson was last seen leaving The Tanning Hut, located in the 1600 block of Central Avenue in Colonie, New York, on March 27, 1985 at approximately 7:20 p.m. She had arrived at the establishment at 7:00 p.m. and gotten a tan in preparation for a trip to Florida for spring break. She had also bought a red t-shirt and a blue t-shirt for the trip. Investigators initially believed she got on a bus near the Butcher Block restaurant on Central Avenue and took that to Fuller Avenue, but it was later determined that she could not have gotten on the bus so it is now thought that she walked to Fuller Avenue. Witnesses told authorities that she was spotted there shortly afterwards. Wilson has never been heard from again. Investigators have been unable to locate the personal belongings that she carried with her on the night of her disappearance.

    Authorities believe Wilson probably walked south on Fuller Avenue towards the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, where she was a political science student. They think she was attacked somewhere near Six-mile Waterworks, the entrance ramp to Interstate 90 westbound and the Northway.

    Suspected child serial killer Lewis S. Lent Jr. was investigated for involvement in Santiago's case. He was convicted of murdering a Massachusetts child and Sara Wood, whose body has not been found, and is a suspect in many cases, including the disappearances of Kimberly Moreau, Tammie McCormick, Monique Santiago and James Lusher. A photograph of Lent is posted below this case summary. Investigators believe it is unlikely that he was involved in Wilson's disappearance; she was an adult at the time of her disappearance and his other victims were children. However, police they are not ruling him out.

    Wilson was carrying a gray cloth pocketbook at the time of her disappearance and may have also been carrying a blue knapsack over her shoulder. Wilson's case remains unsolved.


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    This is a girl that went to the school I go to now. Disappeared off the streets I travel every day. I'm interested in her case and couldn't find anything through searches here.

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    Karen Wilson's Doe Network profile has a new photo up that may help further in finding or identifying her.
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/40dfny.html

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    Suzanne Lyall was abducted in a similar manner from the SUNY Albany campus in 1998. LE has explored in the past whether Suzanne and Karen's cases could be related.

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    This scares me, because I go to SUNY Albany. Occasionally I think about these girls when I'm on campus, but there really are no reminders that this happened.

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    A recent article on Karen, but sadly no further leads...

    http://www.northcountrygazette.org/2...-26-years-ago/

    COLONIE—She’d be 48 years old.

    Karen Wilson vanished 26 years ago Sunday.

    She was last seen about 7:20 p.m. on March 27, 1985, in the 1600 block of Central Ave. in Colonie.

    A senior at the University at Albany, Wilson, then 22, had booked an appointment for 7 p.m. at The Tanning Hut on Central Ave. in preparation for a trip to Florida for spring break but it’s unknown if she kept the appointment. No one remembers seeing her there.

    She had also purchased a red T-shirt and a blue T-shirt at the Colonie Center for the trip.

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    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/7...ions.html?pg=1

    Karen is mentioned in this article posted on 8/6/11
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    Tammie McCormick, 13, missing since 1986 http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=128676

    Jaliek Rainwalker, 12, missing since 2007 http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55811

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    Do you guys think Suzanne Lyall and Karen Wilson's cases are related? Both young, dark haired SUNY students, abducted in the same manner. It is a possibility, depsite the passage of time. And if that is the case, it's frightening to think there is a predator out there like that, that no one even suspects or thinks about. Who ever is responsible for taking these girls, I wonder if they knew them or if they were just random, vulnerable targets, walking back by themselves.
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    I have thought about a possible connection between Suzanne and Karen as well.
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    Tammie McCormick, 13, missing since 1986 http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=128676

    Jaliek Rainwalker, 12, missing since 2007 http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55811

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    I think the fact that they happened so many years apart is what makes me question if it's connected. Also, why just those two girls? If this was a serial killer, I question why more college girls did not go missing within 1985-1999 in that area (unless the person traveled and operated elsewhere)? I question why just these two girls, are they connected in a way? Did someone who knew Karen, know Suzy as well and take her too? Were these personal abductions rather than them being the random choice for a serial killer??

    The fact that both these girls vanished in similar circumstances and both were SUNY students (with the long darker hair), is what also keeps me on the fence about whether or not they're connected.
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    Where is Sharon Rose Sons?
    Discuss her case here: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...aron+rose+sons

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    bumping for karen!
    Have You Seen Me?
    Deanie Marie Pyle Peters
    Mary Jo Lee Long
    Leanna "Beaner" Warner
    Jodi Huisentruit
    Amy Billig
    Rachael Garden
    Stacie Madison and Susan Smalley
    The Springfield Three
    Fawn & Rozlin Abell
    The Forth Worth Trio
    Rachel Mellon Skemp

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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/photos/full/20806
    Where is Sharon Rose Sons?
    Discuss her case here: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...aron+rose+sons

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    Thinking of both Karen and Suzanne at the start of this school year.
    Have You Seen Me?
    Deanie Marie Pyle Peters
    Mary Jo Lee Long
    Leanna "Beaner" Warner
    Jodi Huisentruit
    Amy Billig
    Rachael Garden
    Stacie Madison and Susan Smalley
    The Springfield Three
    Fawn & Rozlin Abell
    The Forth Worth Trio
    Rachel Mellon Skemp

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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/photos/full/20806
    Where is Sharon Rose Sons?
    Discuss her case here: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...aron+rose+sons

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    http://www.news10.com/story/23646159...ads-not-guilty

    Police looking into abduction suspect's connection to UAlbany cold cases
    The man accused of attempting to abduct two female University at Albany students near the Waterbury Hall bus stop on Friday has pleaded not guilty, but what has police now concerned is the possibility of the suspect's connection with to two university cold cases.
    University Police Inspector Aran Mull tells NEWS10 ABC they are also looking Collins in connection to two University at Albany cold cases of missing women on record; the disappearances of Suzanne Lyall in 1998 and Karen Wilson in 1985.
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    Tammie McCormick, 13, missing since 1986 http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=128676

    Jaliek Rainwalker, 12, missing since 2007 http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55811

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    http://www.news10.com/story/24232872...sters-for-hope

    One week after a pilot program which uses coasters to generate leads in missing person cases was announced, demand is huge.

    "Coasters for Hope" began on Thursday in the Capital Region. The program distributes coasters with photos and information about seven local missing persons to restaurants and taverns.
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    Tammie McCormick, 13, missing since 1986 http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=128676

    Jaliek Rainwalker, 12, missing since 2007 http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55811

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    Could this be John Bittrolff????

    This is a mugshot of John Bittrolff taken 10/8/1990 by Suffolk County police and a sketch of an unknown man seen in the area at the time

    Karen Louise Wilson vanished in 1985, Police want to find him for questioning. (Photo Credit: Namus.gov)


    http://deaniepeters-missingangels.bl...-28-years.html


    In July 2014 John Bittrolff was charged with the murders of Rita Tangredi and Colleen McNamee as well as being a suspect in the murder of a third woman, Sandra Costilla, who was found in similar circumstances as Rita and Colleen, but their lifestyles differed

    Rita Tangredi
    Rita is the first victim. She was found dead on November 2, 1993 in Suffolk County, New York. Tangredi lived in East Patchogue and was known by police to be a prostitute.

    Colleen McNamee
    Colleen was the second victim; being found on January 30, 1994 in Suffolk County, New York. Believed by authorities to be a prostitute, she was beaten, strangled to death and left naked in the woods, near the William Floyd Parkway in Shirley, New York.

    Sandra Costilla
    Sandra is rumored to be the third victim; being found on November 20, 1993 in North Sea, New York. She hasn't been listed as a prostitute by investigators yet, however detectives have said that Costilla led a "similar lifestyle".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bittrolff

    Some believe John Bittrolff to be The long island Serial killer!!


    Read more about John bittrolff here, on Websleuths in the Long Island Serial Killer Forum at the link below

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ff-ARRESTED*-2

    What do you think??
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