Harrison County

Missing Biloxi woman has been found and is safe

Karen L. Lively
Karen L. Lively Biloxi Police Department

Karen L. Lively, reported missing in Biloxi six days ago, has been found, her daughters and Halo Investigations told the Sun Herald Wednesday morning.

Lively, 51, is safe and with family after being found in Biloxi on Wednesday morning, they said.

She was found at McElroy’s Harbor House, a seafood restaurant where she had worked for 18 years, said Jessica Lively, one of her daughters.

Lively had been reported missing the night of Jan. 10 and was spotted at the cold weather shelter in D’Iberville, according to Linda Schonewitz of Halo Investigations Inc. for Missing & Trafficked Children.

The group doesn’t usually take on adult cases, but made flyers to help find her.

There was no reason to believe foul play was involved, but she was wanted on a welfare concern, De Back said.

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Robin Fitzgerald covers real-time news, such as crime, public safety and trending stories. In nearly 40 years as a journalist, her highest honors include investigative awards for covering the aftermath of the fatal beating of a Harrison County jail inmate in 2006 and related civil rights violations. She is a Troy University graduate.


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