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CO KARA NICHOLS: Missing from Colorado Springs, CO - 9 October 2012 - Age 19

Discussion in 'Missing 2010 to 2014' started by Kimster, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Kara Nichols, a Colorado Springs, Colorado native and aspiring model, was reported missing on October 9, 2012. At the time of her disappearance, the then 19-year-old was en route from her home to Denver for a modeling shoot. More than three years have passed and still no clues have emerged to help investigators locate Kara. The El Paso County Sheriff's office says the case is still "open and active," but they have not said if they believe foul play is suspected. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the El Paso County Sheriff's Office at (719) 390-5555.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/missing-in-america/missing-america-unsolved-n472406


    Kara Nichols.jpg

    http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...rom-coloradosprings-colorado-since-2012.1077/
     
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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

  3. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Bronze Member

    I wonder if she ever came into contact with William Smolich? Maybe trafficked (or worse!) along with Angela Finger? The colorado connection strikes me.
     
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  4. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Bronze Member

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  5. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Bronze Member

    why do i have this intuitive feeling she was killed and her body is in NV OR NM? a state beginning with N. That doesn't narrow down much.
     
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  6. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    missing since 2012 and no sighting of her....
     
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  7. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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  8. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

  9. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/20819/154

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Kara
    Middle name Nancy
    Last name Nichols
    Date last seen October 09, 2012 23:45
    Date entered 06/27/2013
    Age last seen 19 to 19 years old
    Age now 22 years old
    Race White
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 68.0
    Weight (pounds) 120.0

    City Colorado Springs
    State Colorado
    Zip code 80915
    County El Paso

    Investigating Agency

    Title Detective
    First name Lisa
    Last name Kaiser
    Phone 719-390-5555
    Case number 12-12983
    Date reported October 14, 2012
    Agency El Paso County Sheriff's Office
    Address 1 27 E Vermijo Avenue
    City Colorado Springs
    State Colorado
    Zip code 80903
    ________________________________________
    Title Sgt
    First name Tammy
    Last name Gugliotta
    Phone 719-390-5555
    Case number 12-12983
    Date reported October 14, 2012
    Jurisdiction County
    Agency El Paso County Sheriff's Office
    Address 1 27 E Vermijo Avenue
    City Colorado Springs
    State Colorado
    Zip code 80903



    Tattoos small spaceman on left wrist; small marijuana leaf on right ankle

    Piercings gauged ears; "monroe" piercing between lips and nose on the right side of her mouth; belly button piercing; back piercing


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  10. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Kara's lingerie modeling photos once appeared on a Las Vegas escort agency. Coincidence?http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/kara-nichols-missing-update_n_2213607.html

    Colorado police said a recent online escort ad, featuring a photo of Kara Nichols, was not placed by the 19-year-old aspiring model who disappeared nearly seven weeks ago.

    "Our investigators became aware of that posting and followed up on that lead. They were able to determine that someone else had used the photos of Kara for their own ads. Kara was not involved in posting the ads or with those folks. Someone simply grabbed those photos online and used them for their own purposes," El Paso County Sheriff's Office Lt. Jeff Kramer told The Huffington Post.

    The picture was recently discovered by police on a Las Vegas-based escort website. Other sites ran stories suggesting Nichols could be working as a prostitute.

    "Is missing teen Kara Nichols a prostitute in Las Vegas?" asked Gather. While Examiner reported: "Missing Colorado teen Kara Nichols has resurfaced in Las Vegas, apparently, as a prostitute."

    Neither, however, turned out to be the case.

    "It is not uncommon at all for these escort-type businesses to fish around the internet and find photos of other folks to use for their advertisements," Kramer said.

    In regards to Nichols' disappearance, Kramer said police are still following up on leads. "We are continuing to identify a number of people who knew Kara or are friends with her," he said.

    Nichols was last seen in Colorado Springs on Oct. 9, the same day as the last call from her cell phone at 11:45 p.m.

    Police said Nichols was traveling to Denver for a modeling job with two unidentified women. It is unclear if she arrived and her current whereabouts are a mystery.

    Police have interviewed one of the women traveling with Nichols, but have not released her name, an they are still looking for the second woman.
     
  11. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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    Kara and her parents
     
  12. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://www.colorado.gov/apps/coldcase/casedetail.html?id=280000

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    Kara Nancy Nichols
    Case DetailsCase Type: MissingHeight: 5' 8"Case Status: OPENWeight: 120 lbsAliases: Identifying Marks: Small spaceman on left wrist; small marijuana leaf on right ankle. Gauged ears; "monroe" piercing between lips and nose on the right side of her mouth; belly button piercing; back piercingIncident Date: 10/09/2012Occupation: Agency: El Paso County Sheriff's OfficeCity: Colorado SpringsDate of Birth: 05/20/1993County: El PasoDate of Death: UnknownAgency Case #: 12-12983Age: 19 Judicial District: 4th Judicial DistrictGender: Female Year Solved: Race: CaucasianNamUs Case #: 20819Eyes: GreenNCMEC Case #: UnknownHair: Blond/StrawberryAbout this Case:Anyone with information regarding this case, please contact the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. If you have any information about this case, please contact:El Paso County Sheriff's OfficeColorado SpringsColorado
     
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  13. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Kara Nichols
    Case: 12-12983
    On October 14, 2012 the El Paso County Sheriff's Office received a phone call from Paul Nichols in Chicago, Illinois who wished to report his daughter, Kara Nichols, as a Missing Person. Her address given was 6710 Mission Road, in Colorado Springs. Paul said that Kara has a history of heroin use and had recently been in rehab. He said his son, Terrance "Terry" Nichols, lives in Colorado Springs and was the last known person to have contact with Kara on October 9, 2012.

    http://shr.elpasoco.com/sections-law-enforcement-bureau/investigations-division/cold-case-unit
     
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  14. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

  15. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Bronze Member

    so if she was last known to be heading to a photoshoot, Occams razor begs to ask if the photographer has been tracked down and questioned...

    also if she went with two other girls I worry that:
    -It was a sex trafficking set up and the 2 girls worked for the traffickers and lead Kara into that situation
    -That the two girls were not in on sex trafficking schemes and possibly met foul play or were trafficked like Kara. But one would think that those girls have talked to police now and thus thats why police know about them. so this possibility is far less likely.

    It is more likely that the 2 other girls are involved in taking Kara. Traffickers many times use women to help them. The girls tend to trust them more and in turn can be manipulated easier into sex trafficking.
     
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  16. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    BREAKING NEWS: Sheriff on ‪KaraNichols‬ case indicted on 6 counts including extortion and kidnapping.

    http://gazette.com/former-el-paso-c...ding-extortion-and-kidnapping/article/1576898

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/new...s-in-jeopardy-following-ex-sheriff-indictment

    "It's hard to believe people who are elected to a trusted position in law enforcement who could have come so far in the public's trust could behave that way," said Nichols.

    Long before these three were busted, there were hints of trouble.

    A recording surfaced of a deputy suggesting he may cut corners, filling out a report concerning Kara's disappearance.

    Now, Kara's mother says her daughter's case needs to be reopened, after being passed through the ranks.

    "We trust that officials are doing what they say they are doing and we can only sit and wait and to hear later these people were acting in such a corrupt way. It's beyond belief."
     
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  17. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Kara Nichols went missing October 9, 2012 from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was traveling to Denver for a modeling job she had been offered on ModelMayhem.com. Police said Nichols was traveling to Denver with two unidentified women. It is unclear if she arrived and her current whereabouts are a mystery. She went missing after leaving her Colorado Springs home at 6710 Mission Road. She was last seen with a brown-haired woman who detectives believe may have information about the young woman’s whereabouts.


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  18. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Family holds out hope 4 years later as new tips surface in missing teen's case

    Four years after the disappearance of then 19-year-old Kara Nichols, a family still holds out hope as tips continue to pour in.

    "The sheriff's office is still investigating the disappearance of Kara Nichols," Jacqueline Kirby, El Paso County Sheriff's Office media relations manager, said. "We are still following up on leads as they come in, with some being as recent as a week and a half ago."

    Those new tips have hit both the family, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and an advocate of the family, in the National Women's Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation (NWCAVE).

    Michelle Bart, president of NWCAVE, said recent tips have led Nichols' family to believe their daughter died years ago. Those tips haven't squandered hope over seeing Nichols' body returned one day.

    "In the last month or so the family has come to believe that it's a great possibility that Kara may have met her demise years ago, soon after she went missing based on recent tips, but they are holding out hope that they can bring their daughter home one way or the other," Bart said.

    Bart says her organization continues to pound the pavement not just for Nichols' case, but for many others. Just this past weekend, the organization held a Missing Persons Gala, where Nichols' story reached a great deal of people.

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/new...ter-as-new-tips-surface-in-missing-teens-case
     
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  19. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    Bumping for Kara missing for 5 years today. :vigil:
     
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