Case profile – Karen Anne Morton
Posted on 09/02/2022
Karen Morton, aged 35 years, was living with her partner and their two children when she went missing from her Pennington home on 9 February 2002.
She was reported missing by her father on 27 May 2002, who was also the last to see her.
An insulin-dependent diabetic who was addicted to heroin, Ms Morton frequented Adelaide’s western suburbs and sometimes engaged in sex work to fund her drug habit.
She suffered frequent hypo glycaemic attacks as she did not appropriately manage her condition.
Ms Morton regularly attended government agencies seeking medical and financial assistance.
She also sought help regarding domestic violence with her partner. The agencies have had no contact with Ms Morton since early 2002.
Police suspect Ms Morton has been murdered.
Investigators have connected one suspect in the disappearance of Ms Morton with the 2009 disappearance of Whyalla man Henry “Harry” Houston. Neither missing person knew the other but both were closely associated with the suspect.
A reward of up to $200,000 is on offer for information that leads to a conviction or the recovery of her remains.
If you have any information, call 1800 333 000 or make a report at www.crimestopperssa.com.au