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Tucson's Most Wanted: 20 years later, Karen Grajeda still missing

Published: Jan. 12, 2016 at 3:30 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 at 4:22 PM MST
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An age-progressed photo of Karen Grajeda, who went missing Jan. 11, 1996. Grajeda was 7 years...
An age-progressed photo of Karen Grajeda, who went missing Jan. 11, 1996. Grajeda was 7 years old at the time and would be 27 today. (Source: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Long before Isabel Celis was abducted from her Tucson home, another local girl went missing and captured the attention of the entire community.

Sadly, much like little Isa, Karen Grajeda has not been seen since.

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This week marks the 20th anniversary of Grajeda's disappearance outside her apartment complex at 175 West Valencia Road. Karen was last seen playing outside her home on Jan. 11, 1996. 

She was 7 years old at the time, stood 3-foot-5 and weighed approximately 50 pounds.
 
Karen has dark brown hair and her right front tooth is larger than her other teeth, according to the most recent flier provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

Karen also has pierced ears and was wearing a gold chain with a pendant on it when she was last seen.
 
Anyone with information about the case should contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST), Tucson Police Department at 520-791-4444 or 88-CRIME.

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