Augusta County Sheriff’s Office continues search for missing Staunton woman

Augusta County Sheriff’s Office continues search for missing Staunton woman
Karen Sue Koogler. Photo provided by the Augusta County Sheriff's Office (Source: ACSO)

AUGUSTA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE UPDATE (OCTOBER 30, 2020): The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek the public’s assistance with locating a missing, endangered, Staunton woman.

According to the sheriff’s office, 56-year-old Karen Sue Koogler was last seen at her home Wednesday, October 21. She may be driving a grey 2012 Subaru Outback with Virginia registration KNK-6076.

Koogler is described as white, 5′4″, 300 lbs., with brown hair, and blue eyes. She reportedly has a serious medical condition that requires medication.

The sheriff’s office determined that the last known contact with Koogler was at approximately 3 a.m. on October 22 in Fishersville, VA, and her phone was last used on October 23 at approximately 4 a.m. near the Buckingham / Nelson County line.

The sheriff’s office says that Koogler had been at the McDonald’s in Dillwyn, VA on Monday, October 26. Investigators are seeking to identify and contact the individual who reportedly bought breakfast for Koogler at the Dillwyn McDonald’s.

Friday, investigators scoured the area of Fish Pond Rd. in Nelson County, which is where they believe was her last known location.

Sheriff Smith has requested the assistance of the Virginia State Police aviation unit to survey the surrounding area where her phone was last used.

If anyone has any information about Koogler, please contact Investigator Reid of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.


ORIGINAL ARTICLE (OCTOBER 23, 2020) - The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help with locating a woman believed to be in danger.

According to the sheriff’s office, 56-year-old Karen Sue Koogler was last seen at her home Wednesday, October 21. She may be driving a grey 2012 Subaru Outback with Virginia registration KNK-6076.

Koogler is described as white, 5′4″, 300 lbs., with brown hair, and blue eyes. She reportedly has a serious medical condition that requires medication.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540- 245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

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