Nov 20, 2012 5:00 PM by Andy Koen

Parents of missing woman plead for help

COLORADO SPRINGS - The parents of a missing Colorado Springs woman are pleading for help in locating their daughter. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Paul Nichols asked the community to share any information, no matter how small, about his daughter Kara that could help investigators locate her.

"This is a girl of Colorado Springs, of Rockrimmon, of Briargate, neighborhoods that we know; people know us, they know Kara," Nichols said. "Please think about this and any information you might have, it would be very, very helpful."

The 19-year-old was last seen leaving her apartment in the 6700 block of Mission Rd. on October 9th. Sheriff Terry Maketa says she regularly kept in contact with friends and relatives through calls, emails, text messages and via social media. He says her cell phone hasn't been used since the day she disappeared.

"That in and of itself is very concerning because all of a sudden it stopped," Maketa said.

Kara's roommates said she took cash with her and left for Denver with an unfamiliar brunette woman. The sheriff's office also released a photo of a second woman who they believe met with Kara earlier in the day.

"Neither of them are suspects in anyway," Maketa said. "They're just people we are trying to contact that we know had contact with Kara at least the last date she was seen."

Nichols is described as 5' 8", 120 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes. Flyers posted to a Facebook page created by the Nichols family also show her with dark hair.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the El Paso County Sheriff's Office at 719-390-5555 or by email at

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