Photos: Raven Furlong latest missing young woman with profile on modeling website

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In recent months, we've posted about two young women who've been reported missing: Kara Nichols, nineteen, and Kelsie Jean Schelling, 21. Now, the family of Raven Cassidy Furlong, seventeen, is desperately searching for her, too -- and it turns out she has a connection to Nichols and Schelling. All three had online profiles on modeling-related websites. See photos of the trio, videos and more below.

We'd previously reported about a Model Mayhem page featuring Nichols, who left her Colorado Springs home for a drive to Denver on October 9 and hasn't been seen since.

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Kara Nichols.
Here's her Model Mayhem mini-bio....
My name is Kara and I'm 19 years old. I've been modeling since February 2012, and although I'm new to it modeling is something I am very passionate about and I take my work seriously. Currently I'm working on building my portfolio so I'm always looking for modeling opportunities in my area. I've done mostly lingerie shoots so far but I'm extremely open minded and I'm willing to work with you on ideas for shoots so contact me if you're interested in working with me!
...and here's an addendum that suggests her knowledge of modeling's exploitative side:
NOTE TO PHOTOGRAPHERS -- due to my financial situation I am mainly focused on paid work. I am still open for TF shoots but paid work takes priority for now. Please contact me for serious requests only.
Schelling, for her part, lives in the Larimer Square area. She had traveled to Pueblo to visit a boyfriend, but she disappeared on February 4.

After our original post about the search for Schelling, news surfaced that she, too, had an online profile on a site devoted to acting or modeling -- this one called Explore Talent. Here's a look at the listing:

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And Raven Furlong? She disappeared from her Aurora home on February 5 and is considered a runaway by police. But intriguingly, there's a Raven Cassidy Model Mayhem page as well. Here's her online bio:
The Basics:
located in Denver/Aurora
will travel if expenses are considered
My hair is short and pink right now, but it changes a few times a year.
no tattoos or piercings except my earlobes and a star on my wrist, but I am interested in alternative modeling, and I have tattoos on the way (shoulder & rib piece).
My ethnicity is not "other". :) I am European (Irish, French, Swiss, German) and Native American.
I love to do make-up and art.
She adds:
A bit more about me:
I'm prettymuch a newb, but I believe I have great potential.
I'm looking to build my portfolio, and I want to explore many different types/styles of modeling.
One aspect of the search for Raven can be found on the Help Find Raven Cassidy Furlong Facebook page, which features a slew of photos (many are shared below), as well as posters like the one on the next page.

Continue to see photos of Furlong, plus a 7News report. That's followed by photos and videos of Nichols and Schelling.

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DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 *** Pimps Hit Social Networks to Recruit Naive Teenagers ***

It started with a Facebook "friend" request.

"I was just, 'oh, he's cute, I'll accept him,'" a 22-year-old called "Nina" recalls.

She was 18 at the time, and didn't imagine that clicking "accept" would start her on a path to four years of prostitution across the country. "Nina" is a pseudonym; CNNMoney agreed to change the names of the victims in this article to protect their privacy.

Upper middle-class and college-bound, Nina had her plans derailed in her senior year of high school after her mother was sentenced to two years in prison for financial crimes. Lonely and looking online for male attention, she started messaging back and forth with a man who said he was falling for her. They talked about trips they'd take together as a couple, and about marriage, maybe kids.

"He sold me the biggest dream in the world," she says. "I thought he really did like me and we were going to live this fairy-tale life together."

They exchanged online messages for about a month. That September, while Nina's friends went off to college, she traveled the two and half hours from home to meet her Facebook beau in person.

The fairy tale ended fast. Almost immediately after she arrived in Seattle, he dropped her off on a street where prostitutes troll for customers and told her she was going to "catch dates."


Model Mayhem, though not intentionally so, is the middle man between young women with big, naive dreams and predators willing to take advantage. A  browse through their "model" pages and you will see 3/4 of the pictures are young, half naked women.  Model Mayhem is not an agency; they don't set up appointments, they don't track shoots and locations, they do no background checks, no verifications of the legitimacy of photographers. Apparently a predator has caught on to these facts and these models haven't.


I hope the detectives from different counties are sharing all collected information . Implying the possibility we are facing a 'Serial Killer' . Should this be correct, our depts are notorious for questionable tactics & means acquiring information from ANY individual . R.P.White went on killing for years RIGHT UNDER THEIR FACES !!! Had he not turned himself in,  they hadn't a clue !!!

We need "Wheels & the Legman" !  'American Dad'

Not much difference ....

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... like Lambs advertising their succulence to the Wolves ...

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maybe instead of giving kids tickets for smoking ciggs , or people sleeping in the city limits at night ....officers could investigate the real crimes and People would not be scared to walk outside without a van kidnapping them or their children.

Dave Shuck
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This is a terrible Catch-22. In one hand, one wants to be noticed, particularly an up and coming model. In the other hand, keeping things public, out in cyberspace, only ramps up the "creeper" or "lurker" potential for him or her.

michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Facebook Page Strong post, FP. Thanks.

michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Dave Shuck Very interesting post, Dave. We're going to make it an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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