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Cold Case Homicide

Name: Karen Watson 
Discovery Date: 3/24/1987 
Case Description

On March 24, 1987, Karen Watson, 41, was found murdered inside her residence, located in between Lake Alfred and Polk City. The crime scene was located about one mile from Interstate 4. The victim was found on her living room couch and had been stabbed several times. The victim was brutally murdered between 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m and was found by her husband when he returned home from running a business errand.  She was the mother of three sons.


On 08/27/14, Carl McCauley, W/M, DOB:  12/17/49 was arrested in Erie County, Ohio on a First Degree Murder warrant.  Closed/Solved. 



Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at (863) 298-6379,
or send an email to coldcase@polksheriff.org.