Douglas Laming

On December 15, 2023, Douglas Laming, 70, was arrested for the November 2, 1980 murder of 21-year-old Karen Humphrey in Port Huron, Michigan. Humphrey’s body was found in the State Game Area of the Beards Hills.

A DNA profile of the suspect was developed from biological material recovered from Umphrey’s clothing.

The FIGG investigation was conducted by Othman in partnership with the Michigan State Police and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, beginning in 2022.

Laming is facing charges of first-degree murder in St. Clair County where he is currently being detained.



Associated Press. “Michigan Man Arrested in 1980 Spaying of Young Woman Whose Body Was Found at State Game Area.” US News, December 18, 2023. Accessed December 19, 2023.

Vogen, Michael. “Michigan State Police and St. Clair Sheriff’s Department Team with Othman to Identify Suspect in the 1980 Murder of Karen Umphrey.”, December 18, 2023. Accessed December 19 2023.

WXYZ News. “St. Clair County Man Arrested in 42-Year-Old Murder Case.” WXYZ News, December 18, 2023. Accessed December 19, 2023.


First Name Douglas
Last Name Laming
Other Names
Victims 1 (Details)
IGG Started 2022-00-00
Case Cleared 2023-12-15
IGG Org Othram


Case ID Name Age Case Opened Location Investigating Org Most Serious Charge Disposition Court
2129 Karen Umphrey 21 1980-11-02 Port Huron, MI Michigan SP; St. Clair CSD First degree murder Case is currently pending before the court St. Clair CO CIR CT

Last updated: February 13, 2024

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Case data and narrative licensed under CC BY 4.0: Dowdeswell, Tracey (2023), “Forensic Genetic Genealogy Project v. 2022”, Mendeley Data, V1, doi: 10.17632/jcycgvhm96.1. All other content, including photos, have been added.