Search continues for Marion County mother who vanished three years ago

LEBANON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kara Tingle's mother says she thinks about her every day. Sheila Tingle says not knowing where her daughter is has made the last three years very tough to get through.

"In death you have somewhere to go and say your final piece, in this you have nowhere to go, you have nothing to go to," Sheila Tingle said on Wednesday, the third anniversary of her daughters disappearance.

She says she's been getting reminders of her daughter as the day approached.

"I'll be thinking about her and all of a sudden a song comes on that's one of her favorite songs," Tingle said.

Kara Tingle was last seen July 17, 2010, near Gravel Switch. The car she was driving was found on the Bluegrass Parkway two days later.

"You have to have the attitude that maybe today is the day," Tingle said.

Tingle has fought to keep Kara's name and picture in the public. She's also worked to raise a reward for information about how Kara vanished. That reward is up to $12,000.

"Hopefully that will be the magic number that will bring in the information that we need to solve this," Tingle said.

Kentucky State Police are handling the investigation. So far there have been no arrests but Sheila Tingle says a single piece of information could break the case wide open.

"It will be the closure, whatever it is, that we need," she said.

If you have information about the case contact Kentucky State Police at (270) 384-4796 or call toll free 1-800-222-5555.

If you would like to donate to the reward fund you can send those donations to

Kara Tingle Reward Fund
P.O. Box 5
Lebanon, KY 40033

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