Carla Kaylene Owens

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Left and Center: Carla, circa 1981;
Right: Age-progression to age 48 (circa 2015)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 1, 1981 from Clearwater, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 19, 1967
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light blue zip-up sweatshirt, blue jeans and thong sandals with dark blue velvet straps.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Carla last seen in Clearwater, Washington on July 1, 1981. That night, she left her family's home to babysit an infant at a house ten miles away. When the baby's mother returned home that evening, Carla was gone and the baby was home alone. A broken, blood-spattered Galliano liquor bottle was on the floor. Carla has never been heard from again. The blood at the house matched her type, but DNA testing was not available in 1981 and so the stains were not definitively linked to her.

    Authorities have a suspect in the case, a transient logger named Ken Barry. Bloodstains and broken glass from a Galliano bottle were found in his pickup truck. Barry died suddenly of a heart attack in 1986 or 1987. He was never charged in Carla's case. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
    360-385-3831

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    KIRO TV 7
    The Peninsula Daily News
    NamUs

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 30, 2016; age-progression added.

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