Karlie Gusé, 16, vanished from her home in rural Mono County California in the early morning hours of October 13, 2018. Her father, Zac, says he last saw her around 3:30 a.m., but her stepmother, Melissa, says she stayed with Karlie in her room all night. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Are you involved in a story that has made the headlines?
Melissa claims that Karlie had admitted to smoking marijuana the previous evening and was acting scared and “paranoid.” The last time she saw her stepdaughter, says Melissa, was at 5:48 a.m. She claims that when she woke up around 7:15 that morning, Karlie was gone. WATCH Dad And Stepmom Of Missing Teen Karlie Gusé Explain Why They Didn’t Share A Recording Of Their Daughter’s Last Night At Home With ‘Dr. Phil’ Producers
“This isn’t Karlie,” says Melissa, adding, “She’s not one to just leave – walk away from her family and not take a phone, not take her ID, not take anything with her.”
The couple says that after they reported Karlie missing, authorities began searching their neighborhood and the nearby desert, and Melissa began posting livestream videos to Facebook. After several days, she says, “People started calling me a murderer.”
Reportedly, three witnesses claimed to have seen a teenage girl fitting Karlie’s description walking in her neighborhood the morning she disappeared, but the teen remains missing.
Zac and Melissa both say they believe that Karlie is still alive. She is described as being 5-feet-7 inches tall, 110 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
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