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  • Writer's pictureSarah Turney

Karen Bodine

Today I am discussing the case of 37-year-old Karen Bodine from Washington state. Karen was found murdered at the entrance to a gravel pit in 2007. Her body was pretty much in plain sight. Despite the case being featured at CrimeCon’s 2019 CrowdSolve event, renewed interest from the police, and her family fighting for her, her case remains unsolved.

Karen’s daughter Karlee reached out to me directly to ask for help in getting her mother’s story out there. She is working so hard for her mom and really just wants this story to be heard. There was little traditional news coverage of Karen’s case until just a few years ago. And Karlee isn’t happy with the way her mother has been depicted. So, I really wanted to just give her an opportunity to share her mother’s story.

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LaVoice, Olivia. “Who Killed Karen Bodine? The VICIOUS Murder of the Mother of Three in 2007 Still Remains Unsolved.” Q13 FOX, 1 Feb. 2021,

“Q6 Cold Case FILES: 'FIVE More Minutes'.” KHQ Right Now, 7 Dec. 2020,

Schendel, Stephanie. “2007 Death Investigation Gets New Information.” The Daily Chronicle, 4 Dec. 2020,,88613.

Turney, Sarah. “Interview with Karlee Odin.” 13 September. 2021

“Unsolved Mysteries: Justice For Karen Bodine.” Karen Bodine,

Wenzelburger, Jared. “Photos: Honk-and-Wave Raises Awareness for South Thurston County Cold Cases.” The Daily Chronicle, The Daily Chronicle, 19 Apr. 2021,,262771.

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