Venango County Cold Case: Karla Lynn Zeigler

| December 12, 2013

On November 7, 1987, skeletal remains were discovered in a wooded area about 150 yards from Shotgun Club Road in Richland Township, Venango County.

Through dental records, the remains were identified as Karla Lynn Zeigler, a 24-year-old female, who was reported missing from the Parker, Pa., area in April of 1980 when she was 17-years-old.

The investigation has identified several individuals who resided in the Parker, Clarion, and Rockland areas at the time who were familiar with the victim.

The victim, being a runaway and having no means of income, would travel from residence to residence for places to stay.

A few of the establishments that she would frequent at the time were, dances in Perrysville, Pa., The American Legion, The Ship-Inn in Shippenville, Pa., and a local farm called the “Pony” farm.

An article was previously published in the Titusville Herald on Monday, November 21, 1988. describing the identification of the remains.

The State Police in Franklin are handling the investigation.

Anyone with information may call Venango County Crime Stoppers at 814-676-9162.

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