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Karen Jo Smith missing since December 27, 2000 … $100,000 Reward through 11/24/06 Hopes to Renew Leads

Karen Jo Smith disappeared on December 27, 2000 and has never been seen again. Karen Karenjosmith1Jo Smith is listed with The National Center of Missing Adults. For those not familiar with the circumstances of this case. Karen Joe Smith was last seen with her ex-husband, Steve Halcomb. Halcomb was convicted and sentenced to 95 years in prison even though Karen’s body was never recovered.

Karen was last seen with her ex-husband, Steve Halcomb (shown in the photo at the right), at her residence around the 800 block of Weghorst Street at approximately 10:30 pm on December 27, 2000.  In December 2004, Halcomb was convicted of Smith’s murder and sentenced to 95 years in prison.  Smith’s body has never been recovered. (

Recently Karen Jo Smith’s missing persons case was part of several families who hoped to have these unsolved cases aided through new rewards. $20 million dollars was being offered as rewards for 20 missing persons cases, $100,000 for each. Karen Joe Smith’s case was one that will be receiving the reward. The reward is good from Sunday, November 4 through November 24.

Last month, Patti Bishop, stepmother of Karen Jo Smith, who disappeared in Indianapolis on Dec. 27, 2000, contacted Mammana about her vision for a “Squeaky Wheel Tour” to draw attention to missing persons cases.

Mammana liked the idea and agreed to fund rewards to try to draw out information. In short order, he and Bishop devised a plan to offer $2 million for 20 cases for 20 days — Sunday through Nov. 24 — with $100,000 dedicated to each case. (Indy Star)

Thanks to Bishop’s involvement and her knowledge of Indiana cases, the state is heavily represented on the list. The other 13 cases are from Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Alabama and Arkansas.

Name: Karen Jo Smith karenjosmith2
Race: White
Date of Birth: 10-12-65
Height: 4’11”
Weight: 148 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Date of Disappearance: 12-27-2000
Age at Disappearance: 35 yrs.
Current Age: 40 yrs.
Type of Disappearance: Missing (Homicide)
Missing from: 830 Weghorst St. Indianapolis, IN

For more information and updates go to Missing Karen Jo

November 3rd, 2006 at 09:52am Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures, Reward, The National Center of Missing Adults | one comment

Denver Police Looking for Missing Boys (Hector Gonzales, 11 & Luis Cuevas, 16) UPDATE: FOUND SAFE

Denver Police are looking for two missing boys, Hector Gonzales, 11, and his cousin Luis Cuevas, 16. The two boys may be in the company of 35 year old Edson Alonso.


Tuesday afternoon, Hector Gonzales, 11, left Cowell Elementary School located at 4540 W. 10th Ave. with his cousin Luis Cuevas, 16.

This was their last known location and both boys were still missing.

The boys may be in the company of Edson Alonso, 35. Edson is possibly driving a Silver 2005 Ford Explorer, Colorado license plate number 177-LYU. (CBS4)


Hector Gonzales (11) is Hispanic, 4-feet-9, 75 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a gray and red jacket.

Luis Cuevas (16) is Hispanic, 5-feet-5, 110 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black hooded sweat shirt.

Edson Alonso (35) is Hispanic, 5-feet-4, 158 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. (Rocky Mountain News)

If anyone has any information regarding these two boys, please call your Missing Persons Unit at 720-913-6911 or call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

UPDATE: Missing 11-year-old found in Mexico, Denver Post

An 11-year-old boy and his 16-year-old cousin, missing since Wednesday, have been found alive and well at a relative’s home in Mexico.

Hector Gonzales, 11, and Luis Cuevas, 16, were reported to be with a grandmother in Chihuahua, Mexico last night. They had traveled there with Edson Alonso, 35, a friend of the Gonzales family. The last time the boys had been seen was leaving Cowell Elementary School Wednesday afternoon.

Denver police reported they received a call Thursday night from the grandmother, who said that Alonso and Cuevas fled from her home when she made the call to police. She said Gonzales is in good condition.

Denver Police said they are investigating the incident with the possibility of federal kidnapping charges being filed. (Denver Post)

(Hat Tip: Kim & Brandi)

November 3rd, 2006 at 12:16am Posted by | Found Alive, Missing, Missing Adult, Missing Children, Missing Teen, Pictures | 2 comments