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Case File 40DFNY

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Karen Louise Wilson
Missing since March 27, 1985 from Albany, Albany County, New York.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: February 10, 1963
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3; 114 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Light brown, shoulder length hair; brown eyes. May have been wearing glasses.
  • Clothing: A cream colored 3/4 length raincoat; light blue short sleeve pullover Izod shirt, faded blue Levis jeans, and white sneakers. Also a 14 karat ring with a blue Zircon stone and diamonds and a Seiko watch with a black face; plastic earrings; and a two strand yellow and white necklace. She had a grey cloth pocketbook with her which contained a blue nylon wallet with velcro closing, a white and green plastic bag from "Ups N Down", and a blue knapsack containg a yellow dress.
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Wilson was a full-time senior at New York State University - Albany.
She was last seen leaving The Tanning Hut at 1670 Central Avenue in Colonie, NY on March 27, 1985. She left the business at approximately 19:20. Another sighting of Wilson was reported at Fuller Road shortly thereafter.

Wilson has never been seen or heard from again. Police have been unable to track any of her personal possessions which were with her at the time of her disappearance. Extensive searches have been conducted, all sightings have been thoroughly investigated and all leads pursued. Foul play is suspected.

If you have any information on this case, please contact:
New York State Police
Troop G, Loudonville


Agency Case Number:
GADM00168; 85-445

NCIC Number:

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

Source Information: New York State Police Department

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