North American Missing Persons Network
Karen Elizabeth Knechtel Mero

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Above Images: Mero, circa 1997

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 15, 1997 from McCloud, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 21, 1969
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scars on lower abdomen
    and near nose.
  • NCIC Number: M-088188481
  • Case Number: 97-2573
  • Dentals : Available

  • Details of Disappearance
    Mero was last seen in McCloud, California on February 15, 1997. She was last seen at the residence of Ed Henline Sr. and his wife, Deborah. The couple lived on East Minnesota Avenue in McCloud at the time and Mero formerly lived at their home as well. Mero was not reported missing until October 1997, eight months after she disappeared. Another young woman, Hannah Zaccaglini, disappeared from the Henline's home on June 4, 1997.

    The couple was accused of writing fraudulent checks on Mero's bank account after she disappeared and remain suspects in her disappearance. Some sites list Mero's missing date as February 28, 1997.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department
    (530) 841-2900
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation
    Redding, California Office
    (530) 223-6473

    Source Information
    The Carole Sund / Carrington Memorial Foundation
    California Department Of Justice