Karlie Gusé: Mom fears missing daughter dead, ex’s house ‘evil’

As the search for missing California teen Karlie Gusé continues, her mother, Lindsay Fairley, appeared on the “Dr. Phil” show and explained through tears what she thinks may have happened to her only daughter.

While Lindsay never directly accused Karlie’s father and stepmother, Zac and Melissa Gusé, of killing her 16-year-old, she said she certainly felt they knew more about her disappearance than they were letting on.

“They didn’t call 911. They said nothing was wrong,” Fairley to Dr. Phil. “I think there’s evil in Melissa and Zac’s house.”

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Lindsay was referring to the night of October 13, 2018, when Karlie disappeared at some point during the early morning hours after a night out with friends. Melissa, who picked Karlie up from “town” on Friday, the night before she disappeared, said Karlie kept apologizing while acting paranoid and disoriented, and when given a salad to eat, Karlie spit it out and called it “the devil’s lettuce.”

Melissa admitted she didn’t call 911. However, she said she thought Karlie was fine after she calmed the girl down and stayed in her room with for the night.

Karlie was gone the following morning. Melissa claimed she woke up once at around 5:30 a.m. and looked over and saw Karlie lying next to her, with her eyes open and wide awake. Melissa said she dozed off again and when she woke back up, Karlie had left. She left behind her cellphone, purse, and other personal belongings.

Both Zac and Melissa claim they have no idea where Karlie disappeared to, while Lindsay has her doubts about their story; she said they’ve changed their timeline and version of events several times.

“I believe my daughter had a drug overdose,” Lindsay said through tears to Dr. Phil. “And I believe it because she was asking for help…And I believe very early morning Melissa saw her with her eyes open and I think that’s when my daughter passed.”

Where is Karlie?

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Karlie is said to have disappeared from her Mono County home somewhere between the hours of around 5:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on October 13, 2018. Last year, Melissa told CrimeOnline she picked Karlie up the night prior in town, miles away from the family’s rural home on the outskirts of Bishop, near White Mountain Estate Road.

Karlie lived in the home with her stepmother, father, and her younger siblings.

Melissa said Karlie admitted to smoking marijuana on the evening of October 12 while out with her boyfriend and a few friends. She also said the teen seemed disoriented and “acted paranoid” when she picked her up at around 8 p.m.

After Karlie disappeared, a few people who lived in the area said they saw someone walking in the neighborhood during the early morning hours who looked liked Karlie. Aside from that, there have been no credible sightings of the teen, who seemingly vanished into thin air.

There were no signs of forced entry into the home and the front door, according to Fairley, was found slightly ajar.

Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Brauhn said that at this point, all resources in the search effort for Karlie have been exhausted, but she encourages everyone to continue sharing the girl’s flyer and calling the tip line.

Karlie is described as a white female who stands 5-feet-7-inches tall and weighs around 110 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes. She may have been wearing a white t-shirt, dark gray sweatpants and Vans shows when she disappeared.

Additional photos of Karlie Guse, who has been missing since the morning of Saturday, October 13, 2018. Missing Person…

Posted by Mono County Sheriff's Office on Monday, October 15, 2018


Anyone with any information on Karlie’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Mono County Sheriff’s Office at 760-932-7549, option 7. Alternately, contact the National Center for Missing and Endangered Children (NCMEC) at 800-843-5678 (800-THE-LOST).

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[Feature Photo: Karlie Gusé/Handout]