18 year old Karen Douglas has been missing since Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Newton, Massachusetts. Karen Douglas is a Newton North High School senior. She was last seen by her mother at her Newton home around 1 p.m., however, Karen’s parents did not know she was missing until attending a parent/teacher conference at school Thursday night. Karen Douglas’ unattended car with the keys inside at her assigned student parking space near Newton-North High School Thursday night.
Missing – Karen Douglas
Douglas’ parents reportedly did not know she was missing until attending a parent/teacher conference at school Thursday night where they were alerted by school officials that she had missed some of her classes, according to NECN.com.
Family members then located her unattended car with the keys inside at her assigned student parking space near Newton-North High School Thursday night, Boston.com reported.
Newton police said in an area phone alert that they do not believe foul play is involved but are “asking for your help in locating her.”
Authorities are focusing on the Cabot Woods area of Newton, the Boston Herald reported. Douglas reportedly had previously visited the area with friends.
Douglas is described as 5’11” and has brown and brown eyes. Police say she may be wearing a concert-type T-shirt, black yoga pants and a beige sweater, MyFoxBoston.com reported.
More than 50 cops from throughout the North Shore and a state police helicopter scoured a 33-acre municipal park in Newton yesterday looking for an 18-year-old missing since her mother last saw her Thursday at home, police said.
Officers gave up shortly before dark last night at Edmands Park, also known as Cabot Woods, finding nothing that pointed directly to the whereabouts of Karen Douglas, said police Lt. Bruce Apotheker.
Anyone with information on the disappearance of Douglas or her whereabouts is asked to call the Newton Police Department at 617-796-2100.
UPDATE I: Body of missing Newton North student found, foul play not suspected.
The body of a missing Newton North High School student last seen Oct. 3 was discovered in Natick late Saturday.
According to authorities, foul play is not suspected in the death of 18-year-old Karen Douglas.
No additional details were immediately available.