Thursday, December 13, 2007

Karen Adams missing from Independence Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

I first found out about Karen on the Porchlight International message boards. She has been on the index of this blog for a little while, but this is my first post on her. She has started making the news again!

Dec 12, 2007 9:48 pm US/Eastern
FBI Probes Case Of Missing Beaver Co Woman
The FBI i is now involved in the case of a woman from
Beaver County who disappeared without a trace nine months ago. Karen Adams was
last seen in March when she left her home in Independence Township apparently on
her way to Mountaineer Gaming Resort in West Virginia.
There has been no
activity reported on her cell phone or credit cards since she went missing.
She lived with her brother, John Adams, who fears the worst. He says she
would have never left her beloved dog Amy behind.
"When I'd take a vacation,
she'd take a vacation just so the dog wasn't left alone for a long time. I just
don't believe that she left on her own, that something, somebody got her," he
tells KDKA.
When they last spoke the night of her disappearance, Adams
pleaded with his sister to stop blowing money at the casino. He holds out hope
that he will speak to her again someday.
"You know, I just say a little prayer and say, you know, maybe, 'Hope come on home, me and Amy miss you,' and that's it," he said.
Crews from the Independence Township Police Department
and the Hancock County Sheriff's Office launched another search for the missing
woman – this time using a helicopter in their efforts.
The search centered around New Manchester, West Virginia – which is just across
the Beaver County line.
Investigators say it's still an open case.

The most recent update on the search from
Chopper searches for missing Independence woman
Thursday, December 13,
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
With the help of a state police helicopter,
authorities in Independence searched for evidence in the disappearence of a
Beaver County woman nine months ago.
Karen Adams has been missing since she
left her Independence home in March to go to the Mountaineer Race Track &
Gaming Resort in West Virginia.
Local police have found no activity on her
cell phone or credit cards since, and now they are hoping the FBI will help with
the investigation, Independence police Officer Lance Malobabich
Yesterday, police traced the routes Ms. Adams could have taken on the
way to the casino to see whether her maroon car or any other evidence could be
"They thought they'd see if maybe she went over a bank somewhere,"
Officer Malobabich said. "But they didn't find anything."
First published on
December 13, 2007 at 12:00 am

Another article with description and contact information (
Authorities Search West Virginia for Missing Pennsylvania Woman
Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2007 ; 09:00 PM
Updated Wednesday, December 12, 2007 ; 09:19 PM
Read description below
and call police with any information.
Story by Leigh Ann Towne
CHESTER -- Local sheriff's deputies aided Pennsylvania
authorities on Wendnesday in searching for a woman who was last spotted in
Hancock County, West Virginia, according to Hancock County 911.
911 added, a
helicopter was used in an aerial search and some deputies even searched a wooded
area on foot.
Authorities are looking for Karen Adams, 54, of Pennsylvania.
Adams was reported missing earlier this year. She was last seen at
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, driving a four-door maroon Suzuki with
license plate number ETD5587.
Adams is described as a white female with
green eyes, brown hair. She is 5'4" and weighs 120 pounds.
The search on
Wednesday turned up nothing. If you have any information please contact
Independence police at (724)378-7774.

According to an older article from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Karen was seen leaving the casino on surveillance videos at 4:00 AM on March 12. Someone also accessed her cell phone voice mail at 4:35 AM.

1 comment:

FindJoshuaMarks said...

Karen is on Charley Project too