North Carolina Governor Cooper offers reward for 2015 Perquimans County cold case

Posted at 6:13 AM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 16:50:38-04

Missing: Karen Bosta, 39

PERQUIMANS COUNTY,  Nc. — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday that the state will offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of Karen Rae Bosta.

The reward comes after a request from Perquimans County Sheriff Shelby White.

Her family calling the past two years devastating.

“It doesn’t stop hurting, you just kind of get used to it," Bosta's stepfather Michael Fleischer said.

Fleischer told News 3 they still have many questions.

“I think about her all the time and first thing in the morning I wake up, I see her picture. It’s been rough, to just vanish without a trace," Fleischer explained.

Karen Rae Bosta, age 39, was reported missing after leaving a Food Lion formerly located at North Broad Street and Coke Avenue in Edenton on May 31, 2015.  Ms. Bosta has not been seen or heard from since.

"My biggest concern is this goes unresolved," family members said.

Back in 2015, Bosta's mother, Arlene Murin offered a  $2,500 reward for anyone with information that could help find her daughter.

Anyone who has information concerning this case should contact the Perquimans County Sheriff’s Office at 252-426-5615 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.