$50,000 Reward Announced for Information Leading to the Whereabouts of Missing Teen

KANSAS CITY, MO—Chief James Person, Belton Police Department and FBI Special Agent in Charge Brian Truchon announced today a $50,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of missing teen Kara Kopetsky. The announcement of this reward is in addition to any other reward monies being offered.

Kara, who was 17 years old at the time of her disappearance, was last seen leaving Belton High School on May 4, 2007 at 9:20 a.m. “The passage of time can never diminish the loss of a child. We are hoping announcing this reward, in conjunction with the three year anniversary of her disappearance, may trigger someone’s memory and they will come forward with valuable information” said SAC Truchon.

The FBI working jointly with the Belton Police Department will be taking tips at a 24-hour command post at 15499 Kensington, Kansas City, Missouri from Tuesday, May 4 through Thursday, May 6, 2010. “Any information, as insignificant as it may seem, could be vital to this investigation” said Chief Person.

Anyone with information regarding her disappearance can provide information confidentially through the command post or by contacting the Belton Police Department (816) 331-3500, the FBI (816) 512-8200 or the TIPS HOTLINE 816-474-TIPS.

Descriptive Information:

Kara Kopetsky

Last seen leaving Belton High School on May 4, 2007 at 9:20 a.m. wearing dark jeans, a black studded belt, a gray T-shirt with white skull print, a gray three-quarter sleeve sweater, black and white checkered tennis shoes, and a black leather hobo bag. She is described as 5’5” tall and 125lbs. She has light brown, red, and blonde hair with hazel eyes and a scar on her forehead.