Karissa Alline Schell

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Top Two Rows and Bottom Left: Karissa, circa 2011;
Bottom Center and Right: Age-progression to age 19 (circa 2014)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 21, 2011 from Turlock, California
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date of Birth: April 19, 1996
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Karissa has a tattoo of lips on her neck. Her navel, ears, nose, lips and cheek are pierced. Her hair was dyed burgundy at the time of disappearance and she wore hair extensions; she may also wear blue-tinted contact lenses. Karissa's nickname is Rissa.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black sweatshirt, a black and gray shirt or tank top with a peace sign on the front, and dark-colored jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Karissa disappeared from Turlock, California on April 21, 2011. She was staying with friends and left their residence between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m., saying she'd be back later in the morning. Authorities believe she left of her own accord. Karissa has no prior history as a runaway, and she had a good relationship with her family at the time of her disappearance. Few details are available in her case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Turlock Police Department
    209-668-5550

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Polly Klaas Foundation
    California Attorney General's Office
    NamUs
    Project Jason
    Facebook Page for Karissa Schell
    The Turlock City News
    Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 5, 2015; picture and age-progression added.

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