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Perquimans County woman missing for nearly two months, foul play suspected

Posted at 7:28 PM, Jul 20, 2015

Perquimans County, NC - “My heart is broken,” Arlene Murin says.

Nearly two months of heartache and this mother still has no answers.

“My heart is broken,” Murin says. “She didn't deserve this.”

39-year-old Karen Bosta from Perquimans County was last seen May 30th.

Her mother Arlene Murin says she was out with friends in Edenton but never made it home.

“She would always put everybody before herself,” she says. “I don't know, I just think she met up with the wrong person.”

The next week Bosta's car was found parked in a back parking lot outside of an Edenton shopping center. The doors were locked and the keys gone.

“I don't think we're going to see Karen again like her mother last saw her,” says Perquimans County Sheriff Eric Tilley. “That's kind of putting it bluntly but it's just very odd.”

Sheriff Tilley’s office is leading the investigation, but is also working closely with Edenton Police.

Tilley says they are still waiting on forensics results from Bosta's car.

He believes foul play is involved in her disappearance.

“In my opinion, I don't think she's here any longer,” he says. “I don't have anything to base that on other than her daily routine all of a sudden just abruptly stopped.”

Edenton Police say they've searched the Albemarle Sound, looked down rural dirt roads and fields, but so far -- nothing.

“I have no clue where she's at because this is odd,” Tilley says. “But somebody's going to stumble across her.”

Murin is offering a $2,500 reward for anyone with information that could help find her daughter.

If you know anything call the Perquimans County Sheriff's Office at (252) 426-5615.