MN MN - Carla Anderson, 23, Wadena, 13 Nov 1987

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  1. Tabirey

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    What confuses me is that her Step Dad & Mom didn't notice she was missing till Monday but she was supposed to be with them on Sunday and have not seen any explanation for this to date. It is such a sad case & am always hoping for justice & answers
     
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    Good question
     
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    Keleah New Member

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    Yes, this is my question as well. I read quite some time back that they reported her on Monday after her boss contacted them because she didn't show up for work. There was also a sex offender who was a mgr or something in the group type home she was at just previous to moving into her apt. As I recall that was on the Charley Project under Carla Beth Anderson.
     
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    That UIP is described as having a small, sharp nose. I wouldn't describe Carla's nose in that way, at least not from seeing the pictures of her...
     
  8. Richard

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    Carla Beth Anderson
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    Anderson, circa 1987

    • Missing Since 11/13/1987
    • Missing From Wadena, Minnesota
    • Classification Endangered Missing
    • Sex Female
    • Race White
    • Date of Birth 01/15/1964 (55)
    • Age 23 years old
    • Height and Weight 4'11 - 5'0, 80 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry Description A brown and orange Hardee's jacket, a white Pepsi and Mountain Dew sweatshirt with three bears on it, blue jeans and pink sneakers.
    • Medical Conditions Anderson is mildly mentally disabled.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue or brown eyes. Anderson has a half-inch scar over her right eye from stitches.
    Details of Disappearance
    Anderson was last seen in Wadena, Minnesota on November 13, 1987. She was employed at a Hardee's restaurant at the time of her disappearance. On the day she went missing, she found out she had been named employee of the month at work. She and her mother and stepfather went out to eat at the Taco John's restaurant that evening to celebrate the honor.

    After dinner, between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m., Anderson's mother and stepfather picked up some movies for her to watch, then dropped her off at her apartment at Greenwood Apartments.

    It has been established that Anderson got safely inside her apartment that evening. She had been carrying a cup full of soda when her parents dropped her off. The empty cup was found in her apartment, and one of the videos she had gotten to watch was found in her VCR.

    Anderson did not show up for her morning work shift, which is uncharacteristic of her, as she was exemplary employee. She has never been heard from again. Nothing appeared to be amiss in Anderson's apartment and the only thing missing was her keys.

    The apartment door was locked from the outside. The building itself had a security door, but the door had been propped open that night by other tenants who were moving in.

    On the night of Anderson's disappearance, there was a fire burning in a swamp on the outskirts of Wadena. She would have been able to view the fire from her window. Authorities theorized she left home to look at the fire up close, and someone attacked her. There is no evidence to support this theory, however.

    That same evening, a brown Plymouth Horizon was stolen a couple of blocks from Anderson's apartment building and was never recovered. It is unknown whether the stolen car has any connection to her case.

    Anderson's loved ones stated local people sometimes harassed her or attempted to take advantage of her. Although she's mildly mentally disabled, she tried to lead as normal a life as possible and was proud of being independent and having a job and her own home. She also had a boyfriend who lived in Lake Park, Illinois.

    Suspected serial killer Floyd Todd Tapson was considered a possible suspect in Anderson's disappearance for a time, but he was cleared from that case after being interviewed by investigators. He is still a suspect in the disappearance of Kristi Nikle, a mentally disabled teenager who disappeared from Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1996.

    All the members of Anderson's family have been ruled out as suspects in her case, as was her boyfriend. Her parents both died in 2008. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance, but little evidence is available as to her fate.
    Investigating Agency
    • Wadena Police Department 218-631-7700
    Source Information
     
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    Richard Well-Known Member

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    • MN authorities still looking for answers in missing Wadena woman case
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    Courtesy: Wadena Police Department's Facebook page
    Nov 13, 2019
    Wadena, Minn. (Valley News Live) November 13 marks the 32nd anniversary of the disappearance of a vulnerable Wadena, MN woman.

    Carla Beth Anderson was 23 at the time of her disappearance in 1987.

    She's listed on the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension cold case playing cards. Those cards are displayed in nearly 600 police departments, sheriff's offices and county jails around the state.

    LINK:

    MN authorities still looking for answers in missing Wadena woman case



    The cards highlight 52 violent unsolved homicide, missing person and unidentified remains cases from the past 50 years.

    If you know anything about Carla Anderson, contact the Wadena Police Department or the Minnesota BCA.
     
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    Did Carlas parents try to call her Sunday and just blew it off when she didn’t answer? Wonder who these boys were that were harassing her and why? Did she give descriptions of the two boys to her parents? She obviously didn’t intend to be gone long since she left all but her keys behind. MOO
     
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