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Missing Child



Karen Marie Mitchell

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The Eureka Police Department (707) 441-4044
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Missing child information:

Type of Abduction: Missing, Suspicious Circumstances
Date Missing: 11/25/97
Missing from: Eureka, California
Date of birth: 11/30/80
Age at disappearance: 16 years old
Race: Caucasian
Complexion: Fair
Sex: Female
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 130 pounds
Hair: sandy blond, neck length, straight
Eyes: blue-green

Last seen wearing: tan long-sleeved shirt, baggy dark brown corduroy pants and tan leather shoes with buckles. She was carrying a Nalgene water bottle.

Circumstances: Karen was last seen at approximately 2:45 p.m., 11/25/97, walking from the Bayshore Mall toward West Sonoma Street in Eureka, California. Karen's photo is shown age-progressed to 30 years by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Suspect in Karen Mitchell's Disappearance
Age: 60 - 70 years
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Height: Short
Build: Small
Eyes: Green or Gray
Nose: Large, likely broken before
Hair: Light Gray/Sandy Blonde/Balding
Clothing: Was wearing a light blue, long sleeved, button-up, collared shirt.
Other: Prescription-type Glasses

Vehicle Description
Year: 1976 - 1978
Make/Model: Ford Granada or Mercury Monarch
Color: Light Blue
License: California plates
Other: The word "Eureka" was on the rear license plate frame.

A witness believes that Karen was possibly getting into the vehicle in question, which was being driven by the suspect.  


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