US Embassy ‘afraid’ for safety of missing woman

Karen Colclough, 37, has been missing in Nicaragua since Thursday

karen-colclough(posted April 14, 6:15 pm) —The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua says it’s being kept “up to date” on the disappearance of U.S. citizen Karen Colclough, 37, and is “afraid for her safety.”

The Embassy, which is currently closed due to the seismic activity in Managua, said it is working with Nicaraguan authorities to find Colclough. The native of Jackson Hole, Wyoming was visiting Nicaragua on a church service trip. She was last seen on Thursday preparing to go for a jog on Montelimar beach, west of Managua.

“As is the case will all missing people, the local authorities have jurisdiction and play an important role in the investigation,” the U.S. Embassy statement reads. “We work closely with local authorities to monitor these type of cases and to achieve results as quickly as possible. We also maintain coordination with government authorities and the corresponding federal, state and local agencies in the United States.”

The Embassy declined to comment further on the case and directed all additional inquires to the Nicaraguan authorities.

Colclough’s family is asking for anyone with information about Karen’s whereabouts to call 425-285-2902. They have created a Facebook page Find Karen Colclough. 

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    Find Karen Colclough Facebook page is reporting that Karen’s body has been found; we’ll post more information when we get it.