karlie guse

16-year-old Karlie Guse was last seen in Chalfant, California on October 13, 2018. She vanished after leaving her family residence during the morning hours.


Karlie Lain Gusé was born to parents Zachary Gusé and Lindsay Fairley on May 13, 2002.

At the age of two, Karlie’s parents divorced. In Bishop, California, she initially resided with her mother, but subsequently moved in with her father and his wife. She maintained a close relationship with her Nevada-based mother.

Karlie lived with her father, stepmother, and two younger siblings in their residence on Ponderosa Street near White Mountain Estate Road in Chalfant Valley, California at the time of her disappearance.

Karlie attended Bishop Union High School and worked at the tile company where her stepmother was employed. She was a typical adolescent who enjoyed dancing and hanging out with peers.


On October 12, 2018, after completing school, Karlie Gusé informed her family that she would be attending a high school football game. Instead, she attended a party with her boyfriend and several other acquaintances in Bishop.

At some point, Karlie smoked pot at the party and started talking about how scared she was. She had bad reactions to the drug before, and people thought she was going through a form of psychosis.

Karlie wanted to leave the party early, so she called her stepmother and asked her to come get her. She got home around 9 p.m. and had dinner with her family.

But Karlie kept acting strange and paranoid that night, and she was said to be confused before she went to sleep.

Karlie was last seen sleeping in bed on October 13, 2018, at 5:45 a.m., when her stepmother opened the kids’ doors to say good morning and get them ready for school, as she always did.

Her stepmother went back to bed for a while, but when she woke up at 7:15 am, Karlie was nowhere to be found.

Since then, no one has seen or heard from Karlie Gusé. Later that morning, when her family and friends couldn’t find her, they reported her missing to the Mono County Sheriff’s Office.


Karlie left all of her personal things, like her phone, glasses, and cash, at home.

Three people said that they saw Karlie walking south that morning between 7:00 and 7:30, about 30 yards east of Highway 6 and 100 yards south of Sierra View Road. Investigators looked all over the area, but they didn’t find any more clues about where she was.

On October 20, 2018, the authorities said that Karlie Gusé’s disappearance did not meet the requirements for an AMBER alert because there was no proof or sign that she had been taken.

In an interview on the Dr. Phil talk show on March 25, 2019, her stepmother told a different story about what happened the morning Karlie Gusé went missing.

Her stepmother said she stayed in bed with Karlie all night to watch over her, and when Karlie woke up briefly at 5:30 a.m., her stepmother was still next to her. But when she woke up again between 7:15 and 7:30 am, Karlie was gone.


Karlie Gusé went missing, but the police couldn’t find any signs that she was hurt. The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to Karlie’s safe return.

Karlie hasn’t been seen since she went missing, and it’s still not clear why. Her case is a still listed as “missing.” Her case hasn’t been solved yet.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Karlie Lain Gusé please contact the Mono County Sheriff’s Office at (760) 932-5678 or the FBI Sacramento Office at (916) 746-7000.

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