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Case File 2217DFWY

Brown, circa 1973

Carlene Brown
Missing since July 4, 1974 from Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming
Classification: Non family Abduction

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Brown was last seen with her friend Christy Gross, age 19, while visiting the Little Britches Rodeo in Rawlins, Wyoming on July 4, 1974.

The skeletal remains of Christy Gross were found on October 27, 1983, three miles south of Sinclair, Wyoming. She had been killed by two heavy blows to the skull.

There were four murders or disappearances of young women within a seven-week period in July and August 1974 in and around the town of Rawlins. Deborah Rae Meyer left a relatives home on August 4, 1974 to see a movie and was never seen again. Ten-year-old Jayleen Banker vanished while visiting the Carbon County Rodeo after being separated from a friend on August 23rd. Her body was later recovered in a field.
Carlene and Deborah have never been located.

The suspect in the 1981 Oklahoma abductions of Cinda Pallett and Charlotte Kinsey, and the 1984 abduction of Sharon Baldeagle was considered a possible suspect in the 1974 cases because he lived in the area and worked in fairs and carnivals like the ones being held at the time. But, no evidence has ever connected him to them.

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

Carbon County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Jerry Colson

Agency Case Number: 12921

NCIC Number: M028734844

Source Information:
Rawlins Daily Times - May 1973
Serial Killer Crime Index
"The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes" by Michael Newton, 2004.
NamUs MP #14488

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