What We Know
In the quiet town of Chalfant Valley, California, Karlie Gusé, a beautiful teenager with long hair and bright blue eyes, vanished without a trace on October 13, 2018.
The evening before she went missing, Karlie returned from hanging out with her friends and told her parents she had tried some marijuana. She appeared worried and paranoid.
Her dad Zac Gusé suspected that the marijuana was laced with a different drug. When she disappeared, she might’ve still been feeling the aftereffects of the drug.
Wanting to ensure her safety, Karlie’s stepmom Melissa Gusé decided to spend the night in Karlie’s room. They talked and even exchanged text messages while lying beside each other.
Melissa remembers seeing Karlie around 5:45 a.m. on October 13. She then dozed off and when she woke up between 7:15 and 7:30 a.m., Karlie was nowhere to be found. The front door was open, and Karlie’s cell phone and personal items were left in the home.
Karlie was seen for the last time on October 13, 2018, in the White Mountain Estates region of Chalfant, California. She was heading toward Highway 6 after leaving her home.
There were no signs that someone had broken into their house. Karlie had left behind all her personal items: her phone, glasses, and even her money. Some people reported seeing her walking on the road leading to U.S. Highway 6. A driver spotted her near an intersection on the same highway. That was the final time anyone saw or heard from Karlie.
The case is still open with the police investigating a tip that Karlie had been seen at a party in 2021. I was unable to find any information about the outcome of the tip.
There is currently a $5,000 reward from the FBI for information that leads them to Karlie. If you know anything about Karlie’s disappearance, contact the Mono County Sherriff’s office at (760) 932-5678 or the Sacramento Office of the FBI at (914) 746-7000. You can also submit tips at tips.fbi.gov.
- “Karlie Lain Guse” | The Charley Project
- “‘Every Day We’re Still Looking’: Family of Missing Karlie Gusé Hasn’t Given Up Hope that She’s Alive” | Greg Hanlon | People
- “NOT GIVING UP Disturbing Karlie Gusé ‘sighting’ three years after 16-year-old disappeared from her family home in middle of the night” | The U.S. Sun