Carla Kaylene Owens
Missing since July 1, 1981 from Jefferson County, Washington
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
On June 30, 1981, Carla, who was living with her family across from the Kalaloch Lodge in west Jefferson County, took a babysitting job in a trailer in Clearwater 10 miles away. She was never seen again.
The baby's mother returned after a night out to find the infant alone and a broken, blood-spattered Galliano liqueur bottle on the floor.
The suspect in the case died of a heart attack in 1986. Detectives found broken glass and blood spatters in his pickup truck. The blood found at the trailer after Carla's disappearance matched her blood type, but DNA testing was not available in 1981 and it was never confirmed that the blood was hers.
Carla is described as a quiet child who kept to herself.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Detective Joe Nole
360-385-3831 Ext. 547
Agency Case Number: 81-W090
Peninsula Daily News
Washington State Missing Persons
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