Kara Nichols search: Mom says teen model was involved in drugs, prostitution

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Up to this time, Julia told the station, "we were reluctant to portray our daughter as just a no good person that no one should care about.... She's our daughter. We love her dearly."

Getting attention for the search hasn't been easy -- and last week, the family decided not to afford themselves of a national media opportunity, as detailed on the Help Us Find Kara Nichols page. The post from Julia reads:

Kara Updates: after reconsideration and conversation with producers at the Anderson Cooper show, we decided that the show scheduled for tomorrow was not a good time to discuss Kara's case as tomorrow's show is too light of a discussion compared to where Kara's case has been and is going. Anderson and his staff will be working with Michelle Bart and NWCAVE on future opportunities, if needed, to get the word out about Kara.

The family will follow up with investigators this week and we will continue local media efforts in hopes to find our daughter. Thank you everyone for your continued support.

Now, the Nichols family has decided that telling the whole truth provides the best chance to find Kara. The KRDO interview is linked on the aforementioned Facebook page along with this note: "Kara Nichols sits down with KRDO's Lindsay Watts -- please share the story and let's bring Kara home!"

Look below to see a Fox21 news report about Nichols circa last fall, followed by more photos.

Continue to see more photos of Kara Nichols.

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Back in the 80s I had a cousin in kind of the same situation; she got into drugs and hooked up with some shady gangbanger types here in Denver and they did take her to Las Vegas and got her into prostition. She wasn't really held against her will per se but she did "disappear" for a while too because she was too ashamed to let our family know what she was up. She eventually came back home to Denver and turned her life around, hope the same for this young woman.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

"Modeling" = one step above Prostitution


Stephen At Half Aspen
Stephen At Half Aspen

I think we have a tendency to discount the importance of searching for those who have wandered into the seedy side of life and that's terribly saddening. The harsh reality is the lack of contact with anyone does not lend itself to a favorable outcome and that should be cause for an even more intensive search. She deserves to be found and if she was murdered, the killer identified.

Deborah Watts
Deborah Watts

Wonder if she hangs with the band next door? And does she have a connection to plate 274-FBX? I sent the following email to a Denver Cop 5 days ago. This is the first time since 10-05-12, I saw this woman that looks like the one that was with the group, I saw Jessica with! I saw her out back first today..then she and a guy loaded up some luggage and just left. I tried to get a picture..memory full then this one. It is the greenish suv next to tree. Leaving I got a plate I think 274 XBF.

michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@bugsycook A very hopeful post, Bugsy. We're going to make it an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Stephen At Half Aspen  ... well, get to it Sherlock.

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