O'side Woman Disappeared Without a Trace

Karen Day, 38, of Oceanside, was last seen by her roommates on Dec. 18

By R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012  |  Updated 12:35 PM PDT
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Day worked for Christian Credit Counseling in Carlsbad where she was expected to return Jan. 3 after the holiday break.

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Months after an Oceanside woman was reported missing, her sister hopes someone will come forward with information to solve the mystery. 

Karen Day, 38, of Oceanside, was last seen by her roommates on Dec. 18.

Family members reported her missing on Dec. 22 when she failed to arrive for a family holiday gathering in Northern California.

Jeanie Day traveled from her home in Manteca to Oceanside in late January to pick up her sister's personal belongings.

"We haven’t heard anything," Jeanie said Wednesday. "It’s kind of like she just disappeared."

Among the items left in Day's home were her purse, cell phone and wallet.  Her car was left at a shop for repairs on Dec. 18 and it has not been picked up.

Family members received a report from a car dealer in Portland, Ore. saying Karen had purchased a car on Dec. 19 or 20 but when Jeanie contacted the dealership they couldn't provide her sister's photo identification.

When Jeanie asked the DMV for the paperwork, her sister's signature wasn't included.

"I'm lost," Jeanie said. "I don't know where she is."

Day worked for Christian Credit Counseling in Carlsbad where she was expected to return Jan. 3 after the holiday break. She had worked in advertising and had owned her own business for years.

"She is very creative, a good sales person and has a very brilliant mind," said Jeanie.

Karen Day has no criminal record, her sister said, and is "genuinely a good person."

Jeanie said she is in the process of collecting funds from friends and extended family members to hire a private detective.

Jeanie isn't sure where her sister may be but said "California is her home. She didn't like anywhere else."

Anyone with information on Day’s whereabouts can contact the Oceanside Police Department at (760) 435-4900.

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