MURDERED: Karen Bodine

The Murder Diaries

Mar 23 2023 • 43 mins

In January of 2007, 37-year-old Karen Bodine was found at the entrance of an old, gravel quarry in Rochester, Washington—a small town an hour outside of Seattle. A passing motorist discovered Karen’s nude body posed in a prone position with her head resting on a vehicle seat as if it were a pillow. It’s been 16 years, and we still don’t know who killed Karen Bodine. In fact, the Lacey Sheriff's department isn’t any closer to finding the person or persons responsible than they were almost two decades ago. That’s because the investigation began with shoddy police work, and the media either printed misinformation about who Karen was or refused to cover it altogether.   Karen’s family hasn’t given up hope though. They continue to fight for justice every single day; they believe someone knows something and won’t stop until they know who’s responsible. Paige and I spoke to Karen’s oldest child, Karlee, who was just 18-years-old when her mother was murdered. She told us all about Karen’s life and her unsolved murder. Her name was Karen Bodine.  This is her story. We’d like to thank Karlee for speaking with us. Anyone with any information on the case is urged to contact Det. Mickey Hamilton at 360-786-5279. Karen'sFacebook Page: RESOURCES:,262708,263354,281700,283224?,306774?,307781,314211 Music Used: Walking with the Dead by Maia Wynne Link: License: Glitter Blast by Kevin MacLeod Link: License: Our Links: Website: Patreon: Buy Us a Coffee: Instagram: TikTok: Edited by: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit