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Carla Wright

Real Name: Carla Ann Wright
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Date: January 7, 1980


Details: On the morning of January 7, 1980, twelve-year-old Carla Wright asked her mother for a ride to school. Unfortunately, she was unable to take her because she was on medication and had to get ready for a doctor's appointment. At 8am, Carla left their Tacoma home and took a shortcut to Gray Junior High School. However, she never arrived and was never seen again.
That afternoon, Carla's mother reported her missing. Twelve days later, her body was found near the trail, hidden under a large piece of plastic. She had been raped and strangled to death. Her murder remains unsolved.
Suspects: Police suspect that convicted child killer David Fisher may be responsible for Carla's murder. However, he has yet to be located.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of a special alert in the December 6, 1989 episode, along with Jenny Bastian and Michella Welch.
Results: Unsolved. David Fisher was arrested as a result of the broadcast. However, he was never connected to Carla's murder. More recently, police have considered convicted killer Guy Rasmussen a suspect. He knew Carla and another murdered girl, Angela Meeker. However, Rasmussen has never been charged in either case.
Jenny and Michella's murders have since been solved and are no longer believed to be connected to Carla's case.