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Missing Person Karen Morton
  • Missing since: Saturday, February 9, 2002
  • Last seen: North Haven SA
  • Responsible jurisdiction: SA
  • Date of Birth: 1967
  • Age now: 50
  • Gender: Female
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Height: 165cm
  • Build: Slim
  • Hair: Brown, Shoulder length
  • Eyes: Green
  • Distinguishing Features: Numerous tattoos on her legs and arms.


  • Karen Morton, then aged 35 years, was living with her partner and their two children when she went missing from her Pennington home on 9 February 2002. She was reported missing by her father on 27 May 2002, who was also the last to see her.
    Karen was an insulin dependent diabetic and was addicted to heroin. She suffered frequent hypo-glycaemic attacks as she did not appropriately manage her condition. She also prostituted herself to fund her drug habit.
    She regularly attended government agencies seeking medical and financial assistance and sought help regarding domestic violence with her partner. The agencies have had no contact with Karen since early 2002.
    Police suspect Karen has been murdered.
    If you have information that may assist police please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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