Photos: Kara Nichols, missing model, marks twentieth birthday as search continues

Late last year, when we first posted about the search for Kara Nichols, she was nineteen.

Today, more than eight months after she set out from her Colorado Springs home for Denver, she turns twenty. Her loved ones are marking the date even as they're emphasizing that despite the passage of time, they're not giving up on locating an aspiring model said to have been involved in drugs and prostitution. Photos, details and our original coverage below.

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