MISSING: New age progression photo of Kara Nichols released

Age progression photo of Kara Nichols provided by NCMEC

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office released a new age progression photo on Thursday of a woman who has been missing since 2012.

The photo was provided by NCMEC, the National Centere for Missing and Exploited Children.

Kara was last seen by her roommates at their home on the 6700 block of Mission Road in the Cimarron Hills area on the evening of October 9, 2012. She was 19 at the time. Her roommates told investigators that Kara said she was heading to Denver that evening. She wasn't seen or heard from after that. All cell phone activity ceased after she disappeared.

11 News talked with Kara's mother a year after she went missing.

Despite purportedly being Denver-bound, investigators say Kara left her house that evening without her purse and money. They believe she may be in Colorado, Oregon or Nevada based on tips.

She has a small "paceman" tattoo on her left wrist and a small leaf tattoo on her left ankle. When she went missing she had gauged ears and piercings in her upper lip and navel.

If you have any information on her location, please call 719-520-7227 and reference case number 12-12983.