By: True Crime iRL

I’m Kelli Berens-Brink, and this is the True Crime IRL Murder Minute. Who killed Karen? The body of Karen Bodine – a 37-year-old mother of three - was found the morning of Jan. 22, 2007. Her nude body was dumped on a busy road near a gravel pit, and detectives say her body had been posed by her killer. The weekend before her murder, she had been hanging out with an unsavory group of friends… could one of them have killed her? Police are confident that more than one person is responsible for Karen Bodine’s murder, and that it is likely someone she knew. So WHO killed Karen? Well - An unknown male’s DNA was recovered from a ligature found around Karen’s neck, and there were two tire tracks at the location where Bodine's body was recovered. As we’ve seen in other cases in recent years, where there’s DNA…there will VERY likely be an arrest one day. Until that day comes -- anyone with information about Karen Bodine's death, as well as the days leading up to it, is asked to call the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office 360-786-5500. Stay tuned for a full length episode with Karlee Odin, Karen Bodine’s daughter…coming soon. She has NEVER stopped fighting for justice for her mom. Until next time, lock your doors, people. Buh-Bye. True Crime IRL is written, produced, and hosted by Kelli Berens-Brink. Go to for more information.

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