Sheriff’s Office renews probe on unsolved 2007 murder of Thurston County woman Karen Bodine


As part of renewed efforts on the investigation, the Thurston Sheriff’s Office is seeking information anew on the killing of a local woman in 2007, which remains unsolved 16 years later.

On January 22, 2007, Karen Bodine was found dead at the entrance of a gravel pit near Littlerock Road SW.

Sixteen years on, Bodine’s killer has yet to be identified.

According to a Facebook page for the Bodine case run by her family, evidence was sent to the Washington State Crime Lab for DNA testing last March.

The family said Detective Blankenship and Sheriff Derek Sanders committed to regularly checking in to provide updates on the case.

Any information on the case can be sent to Detective Wyatt Blankenship at


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