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Karen Nelson

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: Unknown

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: Unknown


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 12/09/1989


Agency: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office

City: Centennial

Date of Birth: 11/29/1959

County: Arapahoe

Date of Death: 12/09/1989

Agency Case #: 89-3766

Age: 30

Judicial District: 18th Judicial District

Gender: Female

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Brown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Brown

About this Case:

Karen Lynn Nelson left her home on the early morning hours of November 30, 1988 never to be seen or heard from again. On February 6, 1989, her sister Debra June Trujillo reported Karen missing to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. During the follow up investigation, the investigating agency was contacted by the Morgan County Sheriff's Office that they had a body that could be our missing person Karen. Morgan County Sheriff's Office had been alerted on December 3, 1988 when Mr. Musgrave and his son Terry saw something burning in a field off county 12 miles SW on road F near Rosener Reservoir and went to investigate. There they located a burning body with the head and hands missing. After an autopsy and further testing it was determined the body was indeed Karen Nelson. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office.

If you have any information about this case, please contact:

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office



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