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Case File 56DFOH

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Right: Age-progressed image of Spencer at age 34 (circa 2006)

Karen Anne Spencer
Missing since December 29, 1989 from Miami Township, Clermont County, Ohio.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: January 17, 1972
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'1; 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde / light brown, long and wavy hair; hazel-green eyes
  • Clothing: A black jacket, blue jeans and lavender top.
  • Dentals: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
In the early morning hours of December 30, 1989 - sometime around 3 a.m. - Karen was driving on I-275 with her sister-in-law. The two got into an argument and Karen apparently got out near the Madeira-Loveland exit and walked away. Karen was never seen again. Karen had $7 in her pocket and two paychecks totaling $23.30 waiting for her that were never picked up.

At the time Karen disappeared, she was living in Reading with her family and was a senior at Reading High School. A search by police and the family of the area and the surrounding terrain for miles revealed no clues. Foul play is suspected.

If you have any information on Spencer's whereabouts, please contact:
Miami Township Police Department
Detective Bill Paul

All information may be submitted anonymously.

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Source Information: The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Cincinnati Post
Unsolved in the News

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