Kara Kopetsky was last seen in surveillance video leaving her school just hours before she vanished in 2007. It was only a few days after Kopetsky had filed a protection order against her abusive on-again, off-again boyfriend, the man who had not long before that incident abducted her from work and threatened to slit her throat -- the same man police arrested just days ago: Kylr Yust.
It's been nearly 10 years since Kopetsky walked out those high school doors, and her case remains unsolved.
On Thursday, September 8, 2016, Jessica Runions was seen at a party with her boyfriend and his longtime acquaintance, Kylr Yust. No one has seen her since. Friday, Jessica's mom filed a missing-person report with police, then started reaching out to her daughter's friends.
Yust was held on a $50,000 cash-only bond.
A spokesman for the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office has declined to comment on the matter for now, telling other media outlets, quote "the case is now under seal."