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Episode #49: Karen Denise Wells - Missing (1994)

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

In the early morning hours of April 13, 1994 an abandoned car was found stopped on a foggy highway. Both front doors were wide open, the car was out of gas and the battery was dead. The car was covered in mud and scratches, like the ‘93 Plymouth had just been off-roading in the surrounding wilderness, but there it was in the middle of the westbound lane of a Pennsylvania highway. The area was thoroughly searched, but no driver or passengers of the vehicle were ever located. And where was the woman who had rented the car for a cross country trip in the first place? 23 year-old Karen Denise Wells?





Karen Denise Wells

Birth: 9/22/1970 - Missing: 4/13/1994

Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Female

Height: 5'6" - Weight: 115-120 lbs

Hair Color: Blonde - Eye Color: Green-Blue

Hometown:


Last Known Location: Pike Motel, Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle


Clothing: The only known belonging on Denise was her eyeglasses.


Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde hair below the shoulder; wears prescription glasses.


Additional Information: Denise has a circle scar on her forearm and her ears are pierced.



If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Middlesex Township Police at 717-249-7191

OR

PA State Police at 717-249-2121

Agency Case Number: H02-0769858

NCIC Number: M-726660373

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.



CASH REWARD: Unknown


Sources

https://charleyproject.org/case/karen-denise-wells

https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/vicap/missing-persons/karen-denise-wells

https://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2632dfpa.html

https://local21news.com/news/unsolved-in-pa/unsolved-in-pa-the-case-of-karen-wells

https://medium.com/@jennbaxter_69070/road-trip-gone-wrong-where-is-karen-denise-wells-2085e0e2ecf8

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-trail-went-cold/the-trail-went-cold-episode-b1j0wpq6sRP/

https://www.newspapers.com/image/346456643/?terms=%22Karen%20Denise%20Wells%22

The Sentinel (Carlisle) various years


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