model mayhem missing teen mothers fear the worst


It was an emotional encounter for two mothers who have never met each other but have much in common.

Julia Nichols has a daughter, Kara, and she wanted to be a model.

Tanya Mahaffey’s daughter, Raven, also loved posing for photos and dreamed of making it big in front of the camera.

Now both teenagers from the Denver area are missing after posting their photos on the website, Model Mayhem, an online forum connecting aspiring models with photographers and managers.

Tanya said, “My greatest fear is she is being held against her will.”

Julia said, “I believe a predator found my daughter on Model Mayhem.”

Kara was last seen in October leaving a rented home she shared in Colorado Springs.

Raven hasn’t been seen since early February when she left her house in Aurora.

Both girls were believed to be heading to modeling jobs and both haven’t been seen without a trace. Both mothers say they had no idea that their daughters had joined Model Mayhem.