SASKATOON – A candle light vigil and walk was held late Wednesday in Saskatoon to mark the fourth anniversary of Karina Wolfe’s disappearance. Wolfe was last seen by family members in the 800-block of Appleby Drive around supper time on July 2, 2010 as a passenger in a grey 2001 Corvette.
Investigators later determined she had been dropped off in the area of 20th Street and Avenue H South but have had few leads since then.
Saskatoon Police Service spokesperson Alyson Edwards says police believe, with confidence, that information is being withheld.
“We know that there are people out there with information. We know there are people in the public who have information about where Karina is and what happened to her,” said Edwards.
Theories have developed as to what may have taken place but it’s not enough according to Edwards. If those with information are hesitant because they don’t want to be identified, police suggest using the Crime Stoppers line.
“People don’t have to give their name, they don’t have to testify in court. Even if someone were to pick up the phone and use that line, it would make a big difference” said Edwards.
Her mother, Carol Wolfe, held a candle light vigil and walk to mark the sombre anniversary. It began at 5:30 p.m. in the park behind 810 Appleby Drive and proceeded to White Buffalo Youth Lodge.
The family plans to set up a reward to help provide added incentive. Money from a meal after the walk and proceeds from missing persons t-shirts will go to the sum of the reward, which they’re hoping will be about $5,000.
Wolfe’s disappearance is deemed suspicious by police as she led a high-risk lifestyle, has not contacted family or friends, has had no recent banking activity, and has not picked up prescription medication.
At the time of her disappearance, Wolfe was 20, 5’7”, 110 pounds with brown hair and medium length black hair, a heart tattoo on her left hand and a birth mark on her upper lip. She had previously dyed her hair dark pink, red and blonde and was last seen wearing denim shorts, a blue t-shirt, a multi-coloured jacket and pink sandals.
Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding Karina Wolfe’s disappearance to contact Saskatoon police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.