Karen Louise Wilson

Karen Louise WilsonKaren Louise Wilson

MISSING SINCE: March 27, 1985 | MISSING FROM: Albany, New York


  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 2, 1963
  • Age Missing: 22
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 114 lbs.
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: Caucasian

Identifying Characteristics:

She may wear glasses.  She was carrying a gray cloth pocketbook at the time of her disappearance and may have also been carrying a blue knapsack over her shoulder.


Faded blue Levi's jeans, a light blue short-sleeved pullover Izod golf shirt, a cream-colored women's raincoat, white sneakers, a fourteen-karat gold ring and a blue zircon Seiko watch with a black face.


Wilson was last seen leaving The Tanning Hut, located in the 1600 block of Central Avenue in Colonie, New York, on March 27, 1985 at approximately 7:20 p.m.  Witnesses told authorities that she was spotted on Fuller Avenue shortly afterwards. Wilson has never been heard from again. Authorities believe Wilson probably walked south on Fuller Avenue towards the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, where she was a student. They think she was attacked somewhere near Six-mile Waterworks, the entrance ramp to Interstate 90 westbound and the Northway. Wilson's case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agencies:

  • New York State Police Department: 1-518-783-3212

Case Numbers:

  • Police Case #: 88-445
  • NCIC Case #: M-907710876

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