Colorado Springs Model Vanishes on Photo Shoot Trip to Denver
By Kirk Mitchell | Denver Post
On the night that part-time model Kara Nichols disappeared, she was scurrying to put makeup on and get ready for a modeling appointment with a Denver photographer.
Nichols, 19, lived in a small Colorado Springs home with three men she was renting a room from. Two of the men, who were in their mid to late 20s and worked on road construction crews, were on a trip out of town. Tara told the youngest of her roommates that a girlfriend was going to pick her up for the modeling gig.
Minutes later he saw a dark sedan pulling away from the home and assumed that Kara’s ride had arrived.
That was on Oct. 9, 2012. Kara has not been seen since then. Investigators suspect someone posing as a photographer may have harmed her.
Her mother, Julia Nichols, who lives in Chicago, says her normally very social daughter, who had been calling her twice a week before she vanished, has not contacted her or any of her friends since that day.
“I try to cling to some hope that she is still alive. The more time that goes along the more I face the possibility that she is dead,” Nichols said. “It’s one of these things where you can’t believe it’s happening while its unfolding in front of you.”
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