Where is Kara Kopetsky?

Where is Kara Kopetsky?

There are 166 comments on the Kansas City Star story from May 14, 2007, titled Where is Kara Kopetsky?. In it, Kansas City Star reports that:

Belton police are looking for Kara Kopetsky, 17, a Belton High student who went missing late last week. via Kansas City Star

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marla

Lees Summit, MO

#107 Feb 4, 2010
You are full of it! Liar!
Davis wrote:
Kara ran away.
She is alive.
They are tracking her down, I know because I have been working with the police on this.
She has no connection to Kelsey's case.
I was " close " to kara, was one of her best friends, and as odd for her personality to do this, I'm certain she is alive, and is a run away.
marla

Lees Summit, MO

#108 Feb 4, 2010
Where in the hell are they supposed to search??! They dont have pings from her cell like they did Kelsey Smith...One unconfirmed siting ONE! So where do they start when they have no 'tips'or areas of interest?
WheresKara wrote:
Kara's cousin,
I'm sure that there is no disrespect meant to you or any other member of Kara's family. People are just starting to wonder why there are active physical searches going on for Kara and it has been over 7 months now.
Some highschool students and others had started some searches on their own over at Longview lake by where Kelsey Smith was found and they were told not to continue the searches.
People are just feeling frustrated because they feel like Kara's case is being put to the wayside. And many of the people interested in her case are either self appointed victims or missing persons advocates or are missing a loved one themselves, and they know how very important it is to keep these searches going as well as keeping the case in the public eye.
I wish you and your family the absolute best of luck in your search for Kara, I pray that God will bring her home to you soon and safe.
Sincerely,
A Concerned Person
marla

Lees Summit, MO

#109 Feb 4, 2010
you must feel dumb, that girl wasnt Kara!
Nicole wrote:
Any person can look at the side to side pictures of Kara, and said girl in New York, and know that they LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME. And it breaks my heart, that her family's so dim and disfunctional that they can't even see, this is their family member they've been looking for, for two and a half years.
http://www.nbcactionnews.com/news/local/story...
Look at them, they look exactly alike. And as I said, the fact that the family isn't jumping all over this opportunity is seriously concerning, and reinforces my thoughts, that the douchebag step dad is probably the reason why she ran off, if she did, willingly.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#110 Feb 4, 2010
Marla-
Kara is NOT a runaway...I agree. Could you post any Belton rumors or theories? I also feel her family has the right to know if she is dead or alive. Also, for anyone that would like to support her family...
Sunday, February 14th - Kara's Annual Birthday Balloon Release at Belton's New Horizon's Church of the Nazarene at 17200 Chestnut Drive & 58 Highway in West Belton. Church services end at 12:15 and the Balloons will be released shortly after!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#111 Feb 5, 2010
Kara's boyfriend sounds XXXXXXXXX? What do you think? Read below. Someone in Belton knows something.
KYLR YUST/assault charges/WOULDN'T WANT HIM DATING MY DAUGHTER...how about you?
Belton Police say just six days before Kara's disappearance they arrested Yust for assaulting the missing teen.
A restraining order against him levels accusations that he kidnapped her and restrained her on April 28, seven days prior to her disappearance. It also alleges on a separate occasion he choked her and threatened to slit her throat.
Yust says the kidnapping allegation was from a night where for a few minutes he would not let her out of his pickup truck, but that he never, ever, had any intention to harm Kara Kopetsky.
Police say, even after the incident, Kara continued to call Yust and spend time with him, even after the restraining order was put in place.
"You want something for your story, check this out," Yust said Friday as he rolled up his sleeve and showed a large, healing scar across his forearm *(sounds more like a struggle to me).
"I tried to kill myself twice. There you go. That's the night I did it 'cause I wanted her to leave the room so I could do that," Yust said as he ended the interview and walked into a no-alcohol bar where his band was performing Friday night.
Police say there was no evidence to support kidnapping charges in connection to the night Yust would not let Kara out of his truck. He does, however, face misdemeanor disorderly conduct and assault charges.
The disappearance of Kara Kopetsky has not been classified as a kidnapping. It remains a missing person case.
After calling the police, they organized an army of Kara's cousins, aunts, uncles and friends of the family to knock on doors around Belton, make fliers and T-shirts and call her friends.
One of those friends,**Kylr Yust, 18, was Kara's on-again-off-again boyfriend for much of the school year.
Anyone who's read Kara's MySpace page knows about the tempestuous Kara-Kylr hookup.
Police say that a few days before she disappeared, Kylr and Kara had a dustup that resulted in an order of protection requiring Kylr to stay away from her.
On April 24, Kara wrote: "So life hasn't been the greatest for me lately, over the last 9 months of my life iv dedicated my life to kylr I made no other time for any of my friends nor my family. over those 9 months i forgot the person that I was. im trying to find that person again."
**Kylr said Kara was a **"flying by the seat of your pants" girl.
"She just wanted to have fun and do everything and experience everything in life," he said.**"She didn't think too forward. She was always in the moment. She didn't think about - what am I gong to do when I grow up.'"
He keeps pictures of her on his cell phone. He said she talked of *****running away to Mexico the next time she was punished at home.
"Lately I've been kind of depressed about the***** whole thing," he says. "I have no idea where she is."
Friends doubt that Kara ran away, but police have not ruled out the possibility. Spears says there are no suspects in Kara's disappearance; there's no evidence a crime has been committed.
Because she's 17, legal age in Missouri, the police couldn't make her come home even if they found her, Spears says.
If Kara wanted to vanish without a trace, he says, she could have found a Web site to tell her how.Shame on Spears** She could have bought a pay-as-you-go cell phone that can't be tracked. She could have left behind her clothes and that fresh carton of cigarettes on purpose**.
"It complicates the matter and adds to the frustration," Spears says. "Hopefully we can keep her face out in front of the public."
Captain Spaulding

Kansas City, MO

#112 Apr 7, 2010
There's a NEW search for Kara underway this morning in fields west of Belton.
The FBI iis involved- claiming they have "no new leads"- but 200-something cops are looking so I dunno what's going on.
http://groucho-karl-marx.blogspot.com/
Norman

Baltimore, MD

#114 Apr 19, 2010
A few years ago a video was shown of Kara in her High School corridor and she is approached by another female. Has this female ever been contacted? You see Kara walking to a locker I believe and within a few seconds this other female approaches.

Just an obsevation but it could be a lead.

Norman
jdl

Mill Hall, PA

#116 Oct 2, 2010
dlynnh wrote:
I've never posted on here, but I have a question. Whenever you go to myspace and search for Kara Kopetsky one comes up that looks just like her old myspace that hasnt been logged into since May 2007..except this one says it was logged into this may and that she is from Atlanta, GA..but the blog is dated the same date as her blog on her other myspace..anyone know anything about this?
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...
its a page made by someone else to help find her.
angie

Beckley, WV

#117 Nov 25, 2010
I just seen this girls story...and i hope she is returned safely...i feel for her family!

Since: Nov 09

Ath, Belgium

#118 Nov 27, 2010
I have also followed this case from afar and this is the first time I comment on it.
I never doubted Kara to be victim of homicide, the circumstances are too text bookish IMO.
The obvious POI or even suspect is her on and off again boyfriend KYLR, it is no coincidence that not even a week after their violent altercation in his car she vanished, conveniently a few days before she had to testify against him. Com'on , how much more do you need, I know it is difficult without any evidence, but there are things police could do when they label him as suspect, they could get a search warrant and forensicly look at his car for signs of blood etc, take him to get a lie detector test etc., does he have a solid alibi for the time frame Kara went missing?
I thought for a long time the abductor of Kelsey was the one who had Kara also, but I am no longer convinced, if you look at it deeper, you will notice all signs point towards this KYLR. Does he have some outstanding position in the community? What do others think of him? And is he mentioned to the police, did they interview him?
FOF

Denton, NC

#119 Dec 27, 2010
The Belton police department needs to be forced to turn over this case to a competent investigative agency. This should have been done after the "Kelsey Smith" tragedy. The minute Kelsey went missing her father (a police officer) followed the proper procedures in attempting to locate her, using methods such as "pinging" her cell phone. The Belton police department in Kara's case attempted to locate her by saying "she probably ran away and would probably return in a few days." That "few days" was a CRITICAL mistake. Kelsey's fathers approach located her within 4 days of being missing. Kara, we still wait daily for her to be located.

Belton police step aside your mistakes cannot be tolerated any longer.
Ananomus

Swedesboro, NJ

#120 Dec 28, 2010
FOF wrote:
The Belton police department needs to be forced to turn over this case to a competent investigative agency. This should have been done after the "Kelsey Smith" tragedy. The minute Kelsey went missing her father (a police officer) followed the proper procedures in attempting to locate her, using methods such as "pinging" her cell phone. The Belton police department in Kara's case attempted to locate her by saying "she probably ran away and would probably return in a few days." That "few days" was a CRITICAL mistake. Kelsey's fathers approach located her within 4 days of being missing. Kara, we still wait daily for her to be located.
Belton police step aside your mistakes cannot be tolerated any longer.


I agree!! I watched ID's "Disappeared" last night and was heart-broken about how the police mishandled this case.

What was obvious to me, was the girl with Kara in the video knew more than what was being made out. Her friend, the last person known to speak with Kara, looked down the hall, which seemed to me to be on lookout for a teacher. Meanwhile Kara peeks out the window of the school dorr, as if she was anticipating someone coming to get her. Police should have supeneaed Kara's friends phone records for that day, because sometimes kids are kids, and will sneak behind mom's and dad's back. Kara may have been communicating with her abductor through her friend. In any case, the entire video reveals that Kara's friend was her cover and more than likely the two had discussed where Kara was cutting school for.
Ananomus

Swedesboro, NJ

#121 Dec 28, 2010
FOF wrote:
The Belton police department needs to be forced to turn over this case to a competent investigative agency. This should have been done after the "Kelsey Smith" tragedy. The minute Kelsey went missing her father (a police officer) followed the proper procedures in attempting to locate her, using methods such as "pinging" her cell phone. The Belton police department in Kara's case attempted to locate her by saying "she probably ran away and would probably return in a few days." That "few days" was a CRITICAL mistake. Kelsey's fathers approach located her within 4 days of being missing. Kara, we still wait daily for her to be located.
Belton police step aside your mistakes cannot be tolerated any longer.


I agree!! I watched ID's "Disappeared" last night and was heart-broken about how the police mishandled this case.

What was obvious to me, was the girl with Kara in the video knew more than what was being made out. Her friend, the last person known to speak with Kara, looked down the hall, which seemed to me to be on lookout for a teacher. Meanwhile Kara peeks out the window of the school door, as if she was anticipating someone coming to get her. Police should have supeneaed Kara's friends phone records for that day, because sometimes kids are kids, and will sneak behind mom's and dad's back. Kara may have been communicating with her abductor through her friend. In any case, the entire video reveals that Kara's friend was her cover and more than likely the two had discussed where Kara was cutting school for.
Ananomus

Swedesboro, NJ

#122 Dec 28, 2010
FOF wrote:
The Belton police department needs to be forced to turn over this case to a competent investigative agency. This should have been done after the "Kelsey Smith" tragedy. The minute Kelsey went missing her father (a police officer) followed the proper procedures in attempting to locate her, using methods such as "pinging" her cell phone. The Belton police department in Kara's case attempted to locate her by saying "she probably ran away and would probably return in a few days." That "few days" was a CRITICAL mistake. Kelsey's fathers approach located her within 4 days of being missing. Kara, we still wait daily for her to be located.
Belton police step aside your mistakes cannot be tolerated any longer.
The police assumed from day 1 that Kara was a runnaway and filed her away, and critical time got lost. Their initial response lacked any urgency, which could have helped find Kara (dead or alive). The follow up seems half-hearted as well. I mean the boyfriend was accused already of kidnapping, and another girl dies near-by and it sure seems as if no additional pressure was put on these two to find answers about Kara's whereabouts. Even as public pressure built, the police handled this as if they had already made up their own minds .... that she ran away. I hope real investiagtors can break new leads on this tragic case.
Mike Smith

Arlington, VA

#123 Feb 2, 2011
FOF wrote:
The Belton police department needs to be forced to turn over this case to a competent investigative agency. This should have been done after the "Kelsey Smith" tragedy. The minute Kelsey went missing her father (a police officer) followed the proper procedures in attempting to locate her, using methods such as "pinging" her cell phone. The Belton police department in Kara's case attempted to locate her by saying "she probably ran away and would probably return in a few days." That "few days" was a CRITICAL mistake. Kelsey's fathers approach located her within 4 days of being missing. Kara, we still wait daily for her to be located.
Belton police step asid
e your mistakes cannot be tolerated any longer.
There is strong evidence based on my investigative work that the exbf only passed a portion of the polygraph examination. The source I had received this information is quite credible.
Mike Smith

Arlington, VA

#124 Feb 2, 2011
Other facts of the case:

There were 3 other phone calls, besides her mother, believed to be all males, one of them which was Kylr.

There was severe abuse which had gotten progressively worse, there was another major incident aside from the pickup truck kidnapping.

Kylr's slit on wrist? Botched suicide attempt? Doubt it.

Even OJ Simpson had to go to trail. No body, no weapon, no evidence against him. Sad.
wondering

Santa Clara, CA

#125 Feb 7, 2011
was karas cell phone charger ever found? What was the girls name that talked to her last in the video?
wondering

Santa Clara, CA

#126 Feb 7, 2011
who was the person that reported kara missing before her parents did?
Anonymous

Overland Park, KS

#127 Feb 8, 2011
I believe the Belton Police Department should be held accountable for this investigative. In fact, they waited way to long to even start there "So called" investigation. The reason why this "Missing Person" as Belton PD calls it has not been solved is because they failed the investigation from the very beginging. Belton PD refuses to work with other agencies and will not except help from anyone. I feel like the Belton PD has failed this case so much that they would rather let this so called "Missing Person" go missing forever. If the Belton PD would just "Admit" and except the fact that they failed in the beginging and start this investigation all over, there will finally be peace for her friends and family. I could go on and on about this investigative but it only gives me a head ache. This case is 100% solvable and should have been solved from the very beginging. This case will be solved and I hope THE Belton PD will take the initative and solve this case this year.
wondering

Santa Clara, CA

#128 Feb 9, 2011
i rreally want this cased solved...keep posting to keep it going please!! This case is solvable so lets solve it

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