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Personal Information

Photo
Surname
Wilson
Given Name
Karen Louise
Alternative Name
Photo After Aging (Age Progression)
Status
Missing

Demographics

Date of Birth
February 2, 1963
Birthplace
Age
22
Age Group
20s
Age as of Today
59
Gender
Female
Hair Color
Brunette
Eye Color
Brown
Height (ft'in")
5'3
Height (cm)
160
Height Range
Weight (lbs)
114
Weight (kg)
51.7
Weight Range in Pounds
Build
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Distinguishing Characteristics
Eyeglasses
Photo of Distinguishing Feature
Medical
Physical Abnormality
Tattoos
Tattoo Location
Tattoo Theme
Tattoo Subject
Scars & Other Marks
Piercings
Shoe Size
Nationality
United States
Languages Spoken

Possessions

Clothing (Key Word)
Backpack, Earrings, Jeans, Necklace, Ring: Gold, Shirt: Blue, Shirt: Short-Sleeved, Shoes: Sneakers, Shoes: White, Watch, Raincoat
Clothing (Full Description)
Jeans (faded Levi’s); Golf Shirt (Izod, light blue, short-sleeved, pullover); Raincoat (3/4 length, Cream); Sneakers (White); Gold Ring (14k, size 5.2 with light blue stone); Watch (Seiko, Black face); Earrings; Necklace (Yellow & White, 2 Strands). She also had a gray fabric purse / pocketbook, a blue nylon wallet w/ a velcro snap, a green & white plastic bag from Ups N Down; and (potentially) a blue backpack with a yellow dress.
Possessions / Accessories
Photo of Clothing or Accessories

Location

Address
Six Mile Waterworks (135 Fuller Rd)
City
Albany
Province or State
New York
Country
United States
Postal Code
12205
Latitude
43
Longitude
-74

Circumstances

Date of Disappearance
March 27, 1985
Notes
Disappearance: At approximately 7:20pm (19:20), Wilson was seen at Colonie Center where she purchased both a red and blue t-shirt (and possible got a tan at Tanning Hut – there was an appointment, but the staff don’t recall her). Where she went after leaving the Center is not entirely certain, but it is generally believed she walked to Fuller Ave. where witnesses later reported having seen her. The present theory is that Wilson was kidnapped close to Six-Mile Waterworks by the ramp onto I-90
Taken From (Location)
Circumstances
Alone, Isolated Location, Night, Walking
Vehicle
License Plate
Photo of Vehicle
Suspect
Unknown
Suspect Description
A person is being sought as a possible witness or person with key information. Male, Caucasian, Closely trimmed beard, mustache, Tousled / Curly Hair, seemingly 20s-30s (Photo at https://thesuitcasedetective.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/karen_louise_wil
Photo of Suspect

Recovered Remains

Date of Recovery
Time of Death
Cause of Death
Description of Recovery
Recovery of Remains
Tested Against (No Match)

Further Details

In-Depth Case Overview:
Map of Key Locations
Relevant Media
See Also
Suzanne Lyall
Notice URL
www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/5695/details?nav
Poster(s)
Other Photos
Case File Photos

Contact Police

Contact Agency
New York State Police - Troop G Headquarters
Contact Police (Email)
Contact Police (Phone)
(518) 783-3211
Contact Police (Local)
911
Contact Police (Website)
Alternative Contact
Crime Stoppers: https://www.crimestoppersusa.org/programs/locate-a-program/ or ICMP: icmp@icmp.int or NCMEC: (800) 843-5678

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