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KS KARL LARSEN: Missing from Paola, KS - 24 February 2004 - Age 44

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  1. Akoya

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    Karl asked his mother to pick up his son from school. That was the last anyone heard from him. His car was found a month later behind an abandoned farmhouse in rural Linn County. It is believed Karl may have taken his own life because he had stopped taking his medication for a mental illness.

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  2. Akoya

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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/4299/0/

    NamUs MP # 4299
    Karl Larsen
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    Miami County, Kansas
    44 year old white male

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 4299

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Karl
    Middle name Lee
    Last name Larsen
    Nickname/Alias
    Date last seen February 24, 2004 00:00
    Date entered 12/23/2009
    Age last seen 44 to years old
    Age now 57 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Height (inches) 68.0 to 69.0
    Weight (pounds) 155.0 to 165.0

    Circumstances
    City Paola
    State Kansas
    Zip code
    County Miami
    Circumstances
    Karl asked his mother to pick up his son from school. That was the last anyone heard from him. His car was found a month later behind an abandoned farmhouse in rural Linn County. It is believed Karl may have taken his own life because he had stopped taking his medication for a mental illness.

    Physical
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair
    Balding
    Left eye color Blue
    Right eye color Blue

    Scars and marks
    Scar on left elbow

    Clothing and accessories are unknown

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available

    DNA
    Status: Sample is currently not available

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is available and entered

    Investigating Agency
    Title Chief
    First name Paul
    Last name Jokerst
    Phone 913-259-3631
    Website
    Case number 040433
    Date reported February 25, 2004
    Jurisdiction Local
    Agency Paola Police Department
    Address 1 805 N Pearl St
    Address 2
    City Paola
    State Kansas
    Zip code 60671
    Comments

    Title Sheriff
    First name Frank
    Last name Kelly
    Phone fkelly@micosheriff.org
    Website
    Case number
    Date reported
    Jurisdiction County
    Agency Miami County Sheriff's Office
    Address 1 118 S Pearl St
    Address 2
    City Paola
    State Kansas
    Zip code 66071-0409
     
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  3. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://missingpersonsdata.com/usa/Kansas/missing-recent/case-details/4299

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Karl
    Middle name Lee
    Last name Larsen
    Nickname/Alias
    Date last seen February 24, 2004 00:00
    Date entered 12/23/2009
    Age last seen 44 to years old
    Age now Unknown DOB
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Height (inches) 68.0 to 69.0
    Weight (pounds) 155.0 to 165.0
    Circumstances
    City Paola
    State Kansas
    Zip code
    County Miami
    Circumstances
    Karl asked his mother to pick up his son from school. That was the last anyone heard from him. His car was found a month later behind an abandoned farmhouse in rural Linn County. It is believed Karl may have taken his own life because he had stopped taking his medication for a mental illness.
    Physical
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair
    Balding
    Left eye color Blue
    Right eye color Blue

    Scars and marks
    Scar on left elbow

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available
    DNA
    Status: Sample is currently not available
    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is available and entered
    Images

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    Investigating Agency
    Title Chief
    First name Paul
    Last name Jokerst
    Phone 913-259-3631
    Website
    Case number 040433
    Date reported February 25, 2004
    Jurisdiction Local
    Agency Paola Police Department
    Address 1 805 N Pearl St
    Address 2
    City Paola
    State Kansas
    Zip code 60671
    Comments

    Title Sheriff
    First name Frank
    Last name Kelly
    Phone fkelly@micosheriff.org
    Website
    Case number
    Date reported
    Jurisdiction County
    Agency Miami County Sheriff's Office
    Address 1 118 S Pearl St
    Address 2
    City Paola
    State Kansas
    Zip code 66071-0409
    Comments

    Contacts
    Case Manager
    First Name Dana
    Last Name Schutter
    Phone 785-296-8221
    Regional Administrator
    First Name Melissa
    Last Name Gregory
    Email Melissa.Gregory@unthsc.edu
    Phone 1-817-304-0893
     
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  4. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/ar/t13220.htm

    Karl Lee Larsen

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: February 25, 2004 from Paola, Kansas
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, blue eyes. Larsen is balding.
    Medical Conditions: Larsen was prescribed medication to treat a mental illness, but he had stopped taking it by the time of his disappearance. He may be suicidal.

    Details of Disappearance

    Larsen was last seen in Paola, Kansas on February 25, 2004. That day, he asked his mother to pick up his son from school. He has never been heard from again. A month after his disappearance, his car was found abandoned behind a farmhouse in rural Linn County, Kansas. Larsen often went duck hunting in the area.
    In May 2004, Larsen's mother was cleaning out his apartment when she found found a receipt for a box of bullets for a handgun. The receipt was dated just before Larsen vanished. It is unknown what, if anything, this has to do with his disappearance. It is theorized that Larsen may have taken his own life, but there is no evidence to support any theory. His case remains unsolved.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Paola Police Department
    913-294-4191

    Source Information
    The Kansas City Channel

    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 1, 2006; date of disappearance corrected, medical conditions added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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  5. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/ar/t13220.htm

    http://www.republic-online.com/index.php?o...-news&Itemid=27

    Disappearance still a mystery
    News
    Written by Brian McCauley
    Wednesday, 08 April 2009 08:00
    All Judith Larsen has left of her son Karl are memories and questions.

    Karl Larsen
    For the past five years, Judith has played out scenario after scenario in her head in an attempt to figure out what happened on that fateful February day in 2004 when Karl vanished from his Paola residence at Applewood Apartments.

    As a single father with custody of his 10-year-old son, Lee, Karl, who then was 44, always strived to be a responsible adult, but he had recently lost his job with the Paola Public Works Department, and he continued to take medication for schizoaffective disorder, a mental illness that caused him to hear voices, his mother said.
    Judith may never know if Karl's illness led to his disappearance, and it only adds to the questions that still swirl in her mind.

    Did Karl harm himself?

    I wonder sometimes if the voices told him to kill himself, Judith said.

    Did someone lure Karl somewhere and then harm him?

    He was a kind person; he would help anybody, Judith said.

    Or did Karl somehow end up in the wrong place at the wrong time?

    My kids think he saw something he shouldn't have, Judith said.

    The soft spoken but determined mother has been waiting five years for answers to her questions, and although hope continues to fade with each passing day, she continues to wait, hoping that a clue will be found that will shed some light on a mystery that has remained unsolved for half a decade.

    Capt. Kevin Colwell of the Paola Police Department is hoping to someday provide answers to Judith's questions.
    The case file still sits on Colwell's desk, an everyday reminder of its open status.

    I'd like to be able to tell the family what happened, Colwell said. "Give them some closure."

    The facts of the case are simple, but law enforcement officials have been perplexed by the strangeness of the disappearance, with none of the hard evidence pointing to a suspect or any connection to something that would insinuate foul play.

    Once Karl's family realized both he and his car were missing, they immediately contacted the Paola Police Department. Detectives entered Karl's name and vehicle information into the National Crime Information Center database, where law enforcement officers from across the country would have access to it.

    The move eventually paid off, as Karl's tan 1992 four-door Saturn was found at an abandoned farmstead in Linn County in late March 2004, about a month after he disappeared. The vehicle was locked, with Karl's identification and keys inside, but there was no trace of him. The vehicle appeared to have been abandoned for quite some time as there was a lack of green foliage under the wheels.

    Paola police officers were joined by members of the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks in an extensive search of about 1,000 acres of land surrounding the abandoned vehicle, which was found near the intersection of 750 and Read roads. A KHP helicopter even was brought in to canvass the area from above.

    Still, no sign of Karl.

    Judith said her family has done its own search and investigation.

    Karl enjoyed the outdoors and would sometimes hunt with friends in the area his car was found, but Judith can't think of any reason for him to go there when he went missing. Her other children, Jimmy, Jerry, Linda and Debbie, have all tried to solve the mystery themselves by asking around the community to see if anyone saw anything.

    Certain clues have sprung up, none of which have led to Karl, but each adding a piece to the puzzle.

    Judith originally told officers Karl owned guns, but they were all at her house in Linn County. When cleaning out Karl's apartment, she discovered a receipt for ammunition for another gun Karl had purchased, although the weapon was not found in the house. Lee, who now is 16 and lives with his mother, confirmed his father had a gun.

    The last thing Judith heard from Karl was that he was going to help a friend, and the family has suspected that someone else was responsible for Karl's disappearance. Judith said her children heard from a woman in a bar that a man, who was in prison, murdered Karl. The man, who was questioned by police, passed a lie detector test and is not considered a suspect, Colwell said.

    And so the mystery continues.

    Colwell said Larsen's information is checked every time an unidentified body is found by law enforcement officials, and it's his hope that someday there will be answers, even if they're unhappy ones.

    The unanswered questions have been difficult for Judith and her fellow family members, who have experienced tragedy in the past. Judith's oldest son, Joe, was killed in a car wreck in 1974, and Debbie also was in a car accident in which a passenger in her vehicle was killed.

    Judith just needs to know what happened to Karl so she and her family can have closure. Today, almost exactly five years after Karl's vehicle was found, Judith still battles thoughts that her son may still be alive out there somewhere.

    "I do and I don't," Judith said when asked if she still thinks Karl may be alive. "Part of me thinks that his mind may be totally gone, and he's still out there. But if it was still like it was before he left, he would have gotten ahold of us by now. Somehow, he would have found a way."

    Any person with new information about the disappearance of Karl Larsen is encouraged to call the Paola Police Department tips hotline at 259-3647.
     
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  6. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/ar/t13220.htm

    http://www.kmbc.com/news/7828586/detail.html

    Search Continues For Missing Paola Man
    Karl Larsen Missing Since Feb. 2004
    POSTED: 8:52 pm CST March 8, 2006
    UPDATED: 10:32 pm CST March 8, 2006


    PAOLA, Kan. -- A Miami County man vanished two years ago, and a friend continues to try to solve the mystery.

    Karl Lee Larsen, 44, was reported missing from Paola on Feb. 25, 2004. On that day, Larsen asked his mother to pick up his son from school. That was the last anyone heard from him.

    The man didn't leave many clues. His car was found a month later behind an abandoned farmhouse in rural Linn County.

    KMBC's Martin Augustine reported that Larsen's friend, Kevin Danciak, continues to organize searches to find Larsen.

    On March 18, Danciak hopes to have enough volunteers to search for Larsen over several hundred acres in a wooded area near Gilmore Airport.

    "The timber is pretty thick," Danciak said.

    He said he expects that Larsen may have taken his own life because he had stopped taking his medication for a mental illness, but Danciak wants to try to end the painful mystery for Larsen's family.

    "One minute you wonder if he's alive, and the next minute you wonder if he's not, and so, there's a lot of frustration and nervousness around that whole situation," Danciak said. "The main thing is the family, that's the most important part. I can't imagine being in their position ... I've got the easy part. They've got the tough part."

    Danciak said the volunteer work will be both physically and mentally challenging, but anyone who is interested is encouraged to wear proper clothing and footwear. The search is set to begin at 9 a.m. on March 18 at Gilmore Airport in Pleasanton.

    If you have any questions, contact Kevin Danciak at (913) 961-7997.

    Driving Directions To Gilmore Airport
    Note: Directions provided by Kevin Danciak.

    Mound City
    East on 52 Hwy. 3.8 miles (from 7Hwy/ 52 Hwy intersection) to Read Road, south 1.3 miles to Gilmore Airport (on left)

    Olathe (approx. 65 miles)
    South 1-35 to 7 Hwy/ US-169 south approx. 30 miles, (past Paola and Osawatomie) To Mound City/ 7 Hwy exit. Turn south (left) drive approx 30 miles to 52 Hwy. 52 Hwy is just south of bridge. Take Hwy 52 east (left) 3.8 miles through Mound City to Read Rd. Turn south on Read road and drive 1.3 miles to Gilmore Airport. The Airport will be on your left.

    Overland Park (approx. 65 miles)
    Take US-69 south 52 miles past Lacygne exit, just south of Pleasanton to 52 Hwy. Turn west (right) on 52 and drive 2.0 miles to Read Road. Turn south on Read Rd and drive 1.3 miles to Gillmore Airport. The airport will be on your left side.

    Copyright 2006 by TheKansasCityChannel.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
     
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  7. Akoya

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    http://unidentified.wikia.com/wiki/Karl_Larsen

    Unidentified Wiki

    Karl Larsen

    Karl Lee Larsen was a man who disappeared in 2004. It is believed that he may have committed suicide.

    Karl Larsen
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    Age
    44
    Race White
    Sex Male
    Location Paola, Kansas
    Disappeared February 24, 2004
    Missing for 13 years
    Height 5'8 - 5'9
    Weight 140-158 pounds
    Classification Suspected suicide
     
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  8. Akoya

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    Karl vanished from his Paola residence at Applewood Apartments.

    Applewood Apartments. 507 Baptiste Drive, Paola, KS

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