North American Missing Persons Network
Karen Denise Steed

Above Images: Steed, circa 1997

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 25, 1997 from Piedmont, Calhoun County, Alabama
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 8, 1968
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Green/Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Mrs. Steed has worked
    as a Certified Nurse's Assistant.
  • AKA: "Karren".
  • NCIC Number: M-079263666

  • Details of Disappearance
    Steed was last seen was last seen leaving her Piedmont home, which she shared with her husband Jimmy Steed, on November 25, 1997. Karen Steed was reported missing weeks after the fact by a family member. Her husband never told authorities she was missing.

    Her 1982 beige Ford Fairmount with Alabama license plates 11DW289 was discovered abandoned on Interstate 20 in Cleburne County, Alabama on December 18, 1997, nearly three weeks after Steed's initial disappearance.

    Jimmy Steed was indicted on a murder charge in 2013 in the death of Carla Michelle Cook Fuqua. Fuqua went missing from her Piedmont home on Oct. 29, 2009. That same day, Steed reportedly struck Fuqua with a bat or bat-like-object until she was dead.
    Steed is considered a suspect in the missing personís cases of James Patrick Burrows, Jeffery Scott McFry, and Karen Steed.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Calhoun County Sheriff's Office
    Investigator Alex Ference
    (205) 236-6600

    Source Information
    Alabama Department Of Public Safety