Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Brown was last seen with her friend Christy Gross, age 19, while visiting the Little Britches Rodeo in Rawlins, Wyoming on July 4, 1974. Initially they were thought to be runaways.
The skeletal remains of Christy Gross were found on October 27, 1983, three miles south of Sinclair, Wyoming.
Carlene’s parents were divorced, and her mother lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Carlene lived in Rawlins with her father, Carl Brown, and her brother Rick. Her father was a local businessman who owned a dry cleaning shop. Carlene and her brother were adopted. Her adoptive father, Carl Brown, died in 1995. Her adoptive mother, Catherine T. Goutsch, died in 1990. Rick Brown, the adopted brother, died in Laramie.
Carlene was employed at Model Cleaners. Her plans for college were undecided.
Carlene Brown is still missing. Her body has never been found.
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Carbon County Sheriff's Office