The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
ME/C Case Number
Race / Ethnicity
White / Caucasian
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Estimated Age GroupAdult - Pre 20...
Karen Denise Wells was driving cross country from her home in Haskell, Oklahoma to to visit a childhood friend Melissa Shepard, in New Bergen, New Jersey. Karen hired a rental car to make the trip and made it to Carlisle, Pennsylvania where she checked into the Pike Motel. Karen called her...
467UFCA - Unidentified Female
Artistic renderings of the victim
Date of Discovery: August 14, 1968
Location of Discovery: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Estimated Date of Death: Same day
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation