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 Jo 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. (IndyGov.org)
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
Date of Birth: 10-12-65
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 Smith.com