Kara Nichols, 20, disappeared exactly one year ago, last seen in her home in east Colorado Springs. Her family and friends, as well as the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office have continued searching for her and although tips have kept coming in, nothing has panned out.
Paul and Julia Nichols, Kara’s parents, issued a statement Wednesday on a Facebook page dedicated to the search for their daughter:
“It’s been one year since our beloved daughter Kara Nichols went missing from her residence in Colorado Springs, and our family is bracing for another holiday season without her. As of now, we are no closer to knowing what has happened to her than we were on that awful day she disappeared. While many tips have come in, none have led to answers. It’s been a long year of heartache, frustration and deep fear for Kara’s safety. She was only 19 years old; now she would be 20. Always a very social person, it would be extremely out of character for Kara not to contact family or friends, unless she were somehow unable to do so. But we will never give up hope of finding Kara. Someone, somewhere, knows what happened and we are begging that person to leave a tip with the El Paso Co. Sheriff’s Department. Our family is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to answers in Kara’s disappearance. Meanwhile, we wait in a state of fear and grief. Our family has a deep wound that can’t be healed, and our hope is that no one may have to go through this pain we have had to for the past year.”
Kara Nichols was 19 when she disappeared, last seen by her roommates at their home on the 6700 block of Mission Road, off Galley Road and Platte Avenue. On the evening of Oct. 9, last year, she told her roommates that she planned to go to Denver, but investigators have said that she did not take her purse or money with her. Her cell phone went completely dark after that and she hasn’t been heard from or seen since.
Anyone with information about Kara Nichols’ whereabouts can call El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Detective Tammy Gugliotta at 719-390-5555 or email TIPS@nwcave.org or email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.KaraNichols.org.