Photo of woman who looks like Kara Kopetsky has Belton talking - KCTV5

Photo of woman who looks like Kara Kopetsky has Belton talking

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BELTON, MO (KCTV) -

It has been more than five years since Kara Kopetsky disappeared outside Belton High School, but a new photo had some believing she might be in Indianapolis.

The Belton Police Department continues to investigate a mother arrested in Indianapolis with similar features to Kopetsky, but at this point they believe she is not Kopetsky.

However, the picture has a lot of people in Belton talking.

"They had gotten a tip that they thought this girl was Kara," Kopetsky's mother, Rhonda Beckford, said.

Kopetsky's mother said she knew it wasn't her daughter, but said she did have to study the picture.

"She definitely resembles Kara, especially if you figure that maybe after five years Kara will have changed. Possibly lost a lot of weight you know," Beckford said.

Jim Beckford, Kopetsky's stepfather, says he noticed the resemblances too.

"But when I looked in her eyes, they were different," Jim Beckford said.

It has been a difficult five years for the family, but they are happy that people still continue to search and care about Kopetsky.

"Of course we're happy that people are still looking for Kara. We still really have no idea what happened to her," Rhonda Beckford said.

Kopetsky's family encourages everyone to bring questions forward about her disappearance.

"It gets Kara's name and face back out into the public, and we're grateful that people know who Kara Kopetsky is," Jim Beckford said.

An $80,000 reward is available leading to information on Kopetsky's whereabouts.

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