IN KARENA McCLERKIN: Missing from Kokomo, IN - 11 Oct 2016 - Age 18

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Karena McClerkin was last seen on October 11, 2016. The 18-year-old was reportedly walking in the 1000 block of South Washington Street just south of Kokomo, Indiana’s downtown area. She was reported missing two days later. Little is known about the events leading to Karena’s disappearance. Her grandmother told Dateline that somewhere along the line, Karena had gotten involved with a number of substance abuse issues, and had been hanging out with an older crowd. However, Karena had allegedly spoken about the possibility of going to a rehabilitation facility in Florida. Family says she had begun filling out the paperwork when she disappeared. On September 26, 2020, Karena’s 22nd birthday, the Kokomo Police Department reminded the public that her case remains an active investigation and theycontinueto seek assistance from the community. “In the past four years, KPD investigators have pursued numerous leads and tips, but the case remains open. This investigation is ongoing, as we still continue to search for Karena McClerkin. KPD investigators believe this investigation can be resolved and ask that if you know something, say something,” according to a release from the Kokomo Police Department. Anyone with information regarding Karena’s case is urged to contact Sergeant Richard Benzinger at 456-7324 or the Kokomo Police Department at (765) 457-1105.

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