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Case File: Karen Jo Smith - 3203DFIN

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Smith, circa 2000

Karen Jo Smith

  • Case Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Missing Since: December 27, 2000
  • Location Last Seen: Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: October 12, 1965
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 35 yrs old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 4'11"
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 148 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): None

  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: She surgical scars on left foot and abdomen, scar on left knee, right index finger has been severed and replaced, one ankle was reconstructed; She walks with limp due to cleft foot, double pierced ears, one additional piercing at top of left ear; and wears retainer on lower teeth, wide gap between upper front teeth.

  • Dentals: Available
  • Fingerprints: Not Available
  • DNA: Not Available
    Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Gray "Indiana University" sweatshirt, white socks

  • Jewelry: Gold ring with 17 diamonds in cross band, pink marquee ring with a gold stripe across the stone

  • Additional Personal Items: Black leather purse, multi-colored leather woven cigarette case

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Karen was last seen at approx. 10:30pm at her residence near the 800 block of Weghorst St. on December 27, 2000. Her son told police that Karen's ex husband, Steven Halcomb, was sitting in the living room with Karen the night she was last seen. She appeared to be in a drug-induced sleepiness. Her two children said they didn't hear any suspicious activity that night. They reported her missing the next morning when she couldn't be found and she missed an appointment later that day. Karen had felt threatened by Halcomb. He vanished the same day she was reported missing and he didn't report for work the next day. His vehicle, a 1983 light blue Ford LTD Indiana plates 95W7801, was also missing. He turned himself in on January 11, 2001 after violating parole in California. His vehicle was searched for evidence, nothing was found, and he denied involvement. Halcomb was convicted and sentenced for Karen's death in December 2004. He maintains his innocence and Karen's body has never been found.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Chester Price
  • Agency Phone Number: 317-327-6160
  • E-Mail


  • Agency Case Number: I00116106
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: MP#1118

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

    Information Source(s)
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