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Family serves meal to celebrate birthday of Kokomo woman who has been missing nearly 3 years

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 13:50:24-04

KOKOMO — Karena McClerkin was last seen in October, 2016, but her family has never stopped searching for her.

In honor of what would have been Karena's 21st birthday on September 26, the McClerkin family gathered to serve a meal in Foster Park.

READ | Karena McClerkin is still missing

Karena was just 18 years old when she went missing on October 11, 2016. She was last seen walking down the 10,000 block of South Washington Street in Kokomo.

READ | $50K reward offered to help find missing teen

Police have executed search warrants and pursued several leads in the case over the past two years, but have not turned up any information on where McClerkin could be.

The McClerkin family enlisted the services of four private investigators in 2018 to help them pursue some of those leads, including a tip from an inmate who believed she knew where McClerkin was buried. But that tip, like many others, didn't turn up anything new.

A $50,000 reward is still being offered for information on her case.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Karena McClerkin contact Kokomo Police at 765-456-7017 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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