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Case File 569DFUT


Rhonda Fae Karren
Missing since September 28, 1987 from Vernal, Uintah County, Utah
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Karren was last seen at about 22:30  on September 28, 1987 after she dropped off a coworker upon their return from a K-Mart management meeting in Salt Lake City.
Karren was scheduled to open the Vernal K-Mart store at 07:30  on September 29, 1987 but never showed. She was reported missing later that same date.
There were definite signs of a struggle at Karren's home. Karren was considered a chain smoker, but left her cigarettes on the kitchen counter along with her purse, house and car keys. The week prior to her disappearance Karren and her husband had separated.
Foul play is suspected. There is a suspect in the case, who has never been charged.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Uintah County Sheriff's Office
Det. Chief Deputy Robert A. Vanderbusse


Agency Case Number: 8700758

NCIC Number: M-425017418
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:

  • KSL NewsRadio 1160
    KSL 5 10/5/06
    Daily Herald 10/7/06

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