Kara Tingle Rigdon reward fund to close

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By Stevie Lowery

The $11,000 reward fund, which was established last year in an effort to obtain information leading to the whereabouts of Kara Tingle Rigdon, is going to be closed at midnight, Friday, Nov. 30. Money will be returned to the various donors, according to Kara's mother, Sheila Tingle.

Kara has been missing since July 17, 2010, when she was last seen on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. Kara, 29, was driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.

Little to no information has been released regarding Kara's disappearance.

Family and friends of Kara's parents, Dale and Sheila Tingle, established the reward fund last year.

If you have any information that could help with this case, please call the Kentucky State Police Post 15 at (270) 384-4796 or toll free at 1-800-222-5555. Detective James Richard of the Kentucky State Police is in charge of the investigation. Tips can be made anonymously.

Tim Miller, the founder of the Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery organization, which led the 2008 search for Caylee Anthony in Florida, visited Marion County in 2011 to dig deeper into Kara's case.

Miller hasn't been back to Marion County since his initial visit. According to Miller, within the past year, he's been in and out of the hospital with health issues, and the search team's funds are down because of the economy. But, he has told the Enterprise numerous times that he plans on returning.