Spencer Nicholas Karas

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Above Images: Karas, circa 2008


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 30, 2008 from Palm Springs, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 6, 1987
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10 - 5'11, 130 - 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Karas has the word "Karagianapoulis" tattooed in script lettering on his chest and an Italian flag tattooed on his upper right arm. His nickname is Spence.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black t-shirt, shorts and skateboard shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Karas was last seen in Palm Springs, California at 6:30 p.m. on June 30, 2008. He has never been heard from again. His truck was found abandoned in an orchard in Thermal, California, near Highway 86, the day after his disappearance. His keys, wallet and credit cards were inside it. Few details are available in his case, but Karas is missing under suspicious circumstances.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Palm Springs Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    KPSP Local 2
    The Desert Local News
    The Desert Sun
    Palm Springs Police Department


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 25, 2017; date of disappearance corrected, details of disappearance updated.

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