OH OH - Karen Spencer, 17, Miami Township, 29 Dec 1989

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  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Missing Since: December 29, 1989 from Miami Township, Ohio
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: January 17, 1972
    Age: 17 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'1, 120 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel/green eyes.

    Details of Disappearance

    Karen and her then-sister-in-law, Christy Spencer, were driving along Interstate 275 in Miami Township, Ohio on December 29, 1989. Karen and Christy had an argument regarding plans for Karen to move to Florida with her brother and Christy at approximately 3:00 a.m. that morning. Karen got out of the vehicle near the Madiera - Loveland exit on Interstate 275 at that time and began walking north. Christy drove away; Karen has not been heard from again.

    A woman driving the same night on Interstate 275 claimed that she offered a ride to a young woman fitting Karen's description sometime later in the early morning hours. According to the witness, the girl appeared to be cold and was walking along the road at a brisk pace and headed southbound. This would contradict Christy's statement, which said that Karen was walking in the opposite direction when she last saw her. The witness said that she pulled over to offer assistance to the girl. An unidentified young male in a red pickup truck with Kentucky license plates pulled in front of the girl on the shoulder of the road. The witness stated that the girl seemed to recognize the driver and smiled. The witness then drove away, assuming the girl received a ride from the male. It has not been established that the unidentified young woman was Karen. The woman did not come forward until 1990 when she saw Karen's photograph on television.

    The Spencer family dealt with a hoax regarding Karen's fate in 2000. A male caller claimed that Karen was buried in Kentucky; however, the story ended up being proven false and the man was charged with interferring with a police investigation. He was fined $500 and given a sentence of 45 days in jail.

    Karen has never been located. She is originally from Reading, Ohio and was a high school senior at the time of her disappearance. When she vanished she was carrying very little money; only $7 in cash and two paychecks totalling $23. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance. Investigators have a suspect in her case, but he has not been publicly identified. Her case remains unsolved.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Miami Township Police Department

    513-732-2231
     
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    BeanE Inactive

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    Police Hope To Make Arrest In Case Of Girl Missing Since 1989

    It's been 20 years since a Reading High School senior disappeared, and police say they may finally have a suspect.

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    The Clermont County Police say they've gone as far as they can with the case, and hope an arrest will come soon.

    However, they're not yet giving a name.


    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local/stor...t-In-Case-Of-Girl/V99ChY7Km0eDj5-MyuTvhQ.cspx


    After 20 years, is arrest imminent?

    "A suspect has been developed," said Detective Bill Paul, who began working the case in Clermont County's Miami Township shortly after the Reading High School senior went missing. She had argued with a relative, stepped out of a car and vanished into the fog along Interstate 275 around 3 a.m. Dec. 30, 1989 - 20 years ago today.

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    Paul said the suspect was identified by reworking old leads, and charges could be imminent.

    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20091229/NEWS01/912300325/After+20+years++is+arrest+imminent



    Justice May Be Near For Woman Who Disappeared In 1989

    http://www.local12.com/news/local/s...ho-Disappeared-In/f41FGAWJLEyWcBDmh8SEKQ.cspx
     
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    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local/stor...t-In-Case-Of-Girl/V99ChY7Km0eDj5-MyuTvhQ.cspx

    30 Dec 09

    It's been 20 years since a Reading High School senior disappeared, and police say they may finally have a suspect.

    Karen Spencer was 17 when she vanished from the side of I-275 near Montgomery Road on December 30, 1989. Her disappearance followed an argument with a relative.

    The Clermont County Police say they've gone as far as they can with the case, and hope an arrest will come soon.

    However, they're not yet giving a name.
     
  4. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://www.local12.com/news/local/s...ho-Disappeared-In/f41FGAWJLEyWcBDmh8SEKQ.cspx

    28 Dec 09

    Retiring detective Bill Paul believes he's talked to that person. Paul's interviewed hundreds of people. But the case keeps coming back to one man. The man admits he saw Karen as she walked along the highway and he knows a lot about the case.

    "He knew things about case never revealed out of of this police station, the facts could only come from one source."

    And the possibility for justice even after 20 years? "I think its going to happen in the near future."

    much more at link
     
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    http://www.local12.com/news/local/s...y-of-Missing-Girl/Je0phUONWkSu7mUS6jel9w.cspx

    Last Update: 1:13 pm
    New Clues May Solve Case Of Missing Teen From 20 Years Ago

     
  6. Renu

    Renu Verified insider - Amy Sue Pagnac case

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    I can't fine any update for this case? Did anything else come out of it?
     
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    I must say the eye witness will play a huge roll i would think in this case....
     
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    Karen Spencer: Parents say 17-year-old who disappeared in 1989 is dead and they know who killed her
    They need someone to come forward with evidence
    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news...-in-1989-is-dead-and-they-know-who-killed-her
    video and more at link.
     
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    Roselvr Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

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    What happened to teen girl who vanished on I-275 in 1989?

    http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/i-team-unsolved-what-happened-to-teen-girl-who-vanished-on-i-275-in-1989

     
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    Thank you to everyone who has posted here over the years. Karen is my aunt. Her parents also raised me. I wanted everyone to know that we have not given up hope of finding her but we also haven't had any new leads.
     
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    Roselvr Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

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    Thanks for joining to let us know. Praying your family gets answers and her remains are found so that family can have a proper place to visit her.

    She'll be missing 30 years in December.
     
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    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    Karen Anne Spencer – The Charley Project

    Karen Anne Spencer
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    Karen, circa 1989; Age-progression to age 41 (circa 2013)

    • Missing Since12/29/1989
    • Missing FromMiami Township, Ohio
    • ClassificationEndangered Missing
    • Date of Birth01/17/1972 (47)
    • Age17 years old
    • Height and Weight5'1, 120 pounds
    • Clothing/Jewelry DescriptionA black jacket, a lavender top and blue jeans.
    • Distinguishing CharacteristicsCaucasian female. Blonde hair, hazel/green eyes.
    Details of Disappearance
    Karen and her then-sister-in-law, Christy Spencer, were driving along Interstate 275 in Miami Township, Ohio on December 29, 1989. Karen was driving Christy's car, a black Buick Regal.

    At approximately 3:00 a.m., the two women got into an argument regarding plans for Karen to move to Florida with her brother and Christy. Karen pulled over between the Montgomery Road and Ohio 28 exits and got out. According to Christy, Karen began walking north after she left her sister-in-law's vehicle. Christy drove away; Karen has not been heard from again.

    A man driving a red 1982 Datsun B-310 stopped after Christy pulled over, and asked the two women if they needed help. Christy claims she told him to go away and never saw him again. However, when he was interviewed by police, the man knew what Karen and Christy had been arguing about before they stopped their car.

    Authorities said the man gave inconsistent statements, but he passed a polygraph and was ruled out of the investigation. FBI behavioral scientists later reviewed the polygraph results and stated they believe the man was manipulating the test. A friend of the man claims he spoke about Karen's disappearance before she was reported missing.

    A woman driving the same night on Interstate 275 claimed that she offered a ride to a young woman fitting Karen's description sometime later in the early morning hours. According to the witness, the girl appeared to be cold and was walking along the road at a brisk pace and headed southbound.

    This would contradict Christy's statement, which said that Karen was walking in the opposite direction when she last saw her. The witness said that she pulled over to offer assistance to the girl. An unidentified young male in a red vehicle with Kentucky license plates pulled in front of the girl on the shoulder of the road. The girl seemed to recognize the driver and smiled.

    The witness then drove away, assuming the girl received a ride from the male. It has not been established that the unidentified young woman was Karen. The woman did not come forward until 1990, when she saw Karen's photograph on television.

    The Spencer family dealt with a hoax regarding Karen's fate in 2000. A male caller claimed that Karen was buried in Kentucky; however, the story ended up being proven false and the man was charged with interferring with a police investigation. He was fined $500 and given a sentence of 45 days in jail. He had a history of making prank calls to the surviving relatives of crime and accident victims.

    Karen has never been located. She is originally from Reading, Ohio and was a high school senior at the time of her disappearance. When she vanished she was carrying only $7 in cash. She left two paychecks behind from her serving job at the Kings Mills Frisch's restaurant in Mason, Ohio.

    Foul play is suspected in her disappearance. Investigators have a suspect in her case, but he has not been publicly identified. Her case remains unsolved.
     
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