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Two men charged in woman’s 1980 cold case murder

Anthony Harris, left, and Douglas Laming are charged with murdering Karen Umphrey. (Mug shots: St. Clair County Sheriff

Anthony Harris, left, and Douglas Laming are charged with murdering Karen Umphrey. (Mug shots: St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office; inset: Othram)

There’s been a second arrest in the case of a woman found shot to death off a Michigan road four decades ago.

First, authorities in St. Clair County arrested local man, Douglas Laming, 70, in December 2023. Now they have announced apprehending a second suspect, Anthony Davis Harris, 63.

Investigators have said that Karen Umphrey, 21, got into an argument with her boyfriend between 12:30 and 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 2, 1980, according to The Port Huron Times-Herald. He stepped out and began walking home, they said. Umphrey parked and started to follow him on foot.

At 3:30 a.m., a driver called Port Huron cops to describe seeing a woman forced into a pickup truck. This was allegedly in the area of Umphrey’s car.

Hunters later found her shot in the head twice about 600 feet from the road in Clyde Township.

The case went cold as investigators could not identify the person or people responsible for killing Umphrey.

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