North American Missing Persons Network
Kara Elise Kopetsky

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Above Images: Kopetsky, circa 2007; Bottom; AP to age 23

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 4, 2007 from Belton, Cass County, Missouri
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 17, 1990
  • Age: 17
  • Height: 5'4"-5'5"
  • Weight: 110-125 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on forehead.
    Double-pierced ears, pierced navel. She changed hair
    color frequently.
  • Clothing: Blue jeans; black studded belt; gray
    t-shirt with white skulls on it; black and gray checkered
    Vans sneakers with bleach spots; black leather hobo style purse.
  • Jewelry: Earrings, two sets; navel ring.
  • Case Number: 07005875
  • Dentals: Yes

  • Details of Disappearance
    Kara was last seen on May 4, 2007 in Belton, Missouri. She was pictured on her school's security camera leaving the building aound 10 a.m. Kara does not have a car, so she would have either been on foot or someone was there to pick her up.

    It has been confirmed that the last phone call on her cell phone was about 10:30 a.m. Since then, the police have determined that either the cell phone has been shut off or the battery has run down. She had called her mother earlier that morning on her cell phone to bring her a school book and to ask her to wash her work clothes since she had to work that night. In addition to that, there has been no activity on her bank account and nothing is missing from her house. All of her clothes, belongings, and iPod are still in her room. Her debit card was left in her school locker. The cell phone and her purse are missing.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Belton Police Department
    Detective Lonnie Lodge
    (816) 331-1500

    Source Information
    The Family and Friends of Kara Kopetsky
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Find Kara