Kara Kopetsky laid to rest 10 years after her disappearance

Posted at 6:11 PM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2020-01-03 18:50:59-05

Ten years after her disappearance, Kara Kopetsky will finally be laid to rest. 

Funeral services were held at the IBEW Union Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Family members and her youth pastor spoke at the memorial service. 


Kopetsky's youth pastor said "this is a release. Kara has finally come home."

The 17-year-old was last seen leaving Belton High School in May 2007.

In April 2017, Cass County Sheriff's deputies were called to a wooded area just south of Belton. According to police, a mushroom hunter had discovered human remains. 

The next day, investigators discovered a second skull in the same area, they were later identifed as Kopetsky. 

One set of human remains was identified as Jessica Runions, who was last seen on September 8, 2016. 



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