Carmen Maria Owens
Owens, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 11/02/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 02/03/1957 (64)
Age at the time of disappearance: 41 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'4, 90 - 100 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A hooded brown polyester car coat. She was possibly carrying a brown purse with a long strap that contained her checkbook and keys to her house and safe.
Medical conditions : Owens suffers from mental illness. She is required to take medication to control it.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Owens may use the names Carmen Owens Farnam, Carmen Owens Ashthanoth, Carmen Owens Athanor and/or Carmen Owens Franam. She smokes cigarettes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Owens was last seen in Shawano, Wisconsin on November 2, 1998. She was at a bus station in the 1200 block of east Green Bay Street at the time. Owens bought a ticket for a Greyhound bus headed to Green Bay, Wisconsin. She may planned to go to Minnesota after stopping in Green Bay. She didn't have any luggAge at the time of disappearance: with her but may have had her purse.
Owens has never been heard from again. After her disappearance, authorities went to her apartment and found a map of Minnesota and listings of apartments for rent in Green Bay.
Owens lived quietly in Shawano and had few friends, but she was close to her mother, who died in 2009. She frequented the local library and the Green Bay Street area prior to her disappearance. Her hobbies include horseback riding, designing suncatchers and wood carving.
Since Owens's disappearance, there hasn't been any activity on her checking account or Social Security number. Her case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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