Description at Time of Disappearance:
Date Missing: February 15, 1997 from McCloud, Siskiyou County, California.
Date of Birth: May 21, 1969
Age at Disappearance: 27
Weight: 170 lbs.
Race/Sex: White, Female
Dental Records Available
Karin has a scar on her abdomen and was on anti-rejection medicine for a liver transplant that was
performed in 1994. She also has a scar on her face near her nose, and her top front teeth are capped.
Karin was not reported missing until October 1997, eight months after she disappeared.
She was last seen at the home of Ed Henline Sr. and his wife Debbie at East Minnesota Avenue in
McCloud, California. She was residing there with her boyfriend Ed Henline Jr.
Ed and Debbie Henline denied involvement in Karin's disappearance, but were later arrested on suspicion
of fraud for writing checks on Karin's account after she disappeared. They eventually plead guilty to
perjury and were fined and sentenced to 3 years probation for that crime.
According to Detectives the Henlines remain as "persons of interest" in Karin's disappearence.
On June 4, 1997 a McCloud High School student Hannah Zaccaglini, 15, disappeared after being seen
near the Henline family's home. She too, has not been seen or heard from since.
Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department
Case # 97-2573
Karin Elizabeth Knechtel Mero