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Yesterday marked the 2nd anniversary in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Today it has been two years since Kara Kopetsky was last seen leaving school in Belton, Mo. There is a $30,000 reward being offered for information that leads to finding Kara.


She is listed at the NCMEC as Case Type:Endangered Missing.

Kara Kopetsky


Missing teen Kara Kopetsky’s family wants answers

Seventeen-year-old Kara Kopetsky of Belton hasn’t been seen since May 4. All her family and friends have left of her are pictures like this, propped up against a vigil candle that her stepfather and mother, Jim and Rhonda Beckford, keep burning in their living room. Below, family photos of Kara as a happy child and with her brother, Thomas.

MISSING Kara (it’s pronounced CAR-uh) Kopetsky Last seen: May 4 at Belton High School Appearance: White female; 5 feet, 5 inches tall; 125 pounds; light brown hair; hazel eyes; scar on forehead What she was wearing: Blue jeans, black studded belt, gray T-shirt with white skulls on it, black and gray Vans sneakers with bleach splotches and black leather hobo bag If you have information: Call the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477)

Authorities also need help in finding Jesse Ross who was last seen on November 21, 2006. Although Jesse is missing from Chicago, Illinois he originally resides in Belton, Missouri.

Meanwhile, the search is continuing in SC for Brittanee Drexel. Her poster has been updated at the NCMEC with an additional photo.

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The Chicago Sun-Times this week is running a series of articles on missing persons. While the published numbers of missing children appears staggering at an estimated 800,000 annually, most return home. Many people are aware of a missing Belton teen, Kara Kopetsky, but there is also another missing person from Belton, Jesse Ross, a University of Missouri-Kansas City student who disappeared on a trip to Chicago almost two years ago.

“The good news is that [nationally] close to 96 percent will be found or come home on their own, or somehow law enforcement will trip over them and they’ll be returned fine,” said Jerry Nance of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.In Chicago, the missing persons clearance rate is about 98 percent.

A federal study found that 45 percent of missing kids were either runaways or “thrownaways,” a term for kids kicked out of their homes by caretakers.


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