Hamilton woman missing for a year; vigil tonight marking anniversary

An event happening tonight is for remembering Kara Hyde, a Hamilton woman who vanished one year ago today.

Kara Hyde, 23, was last seen on Grand Boulevard in Hamilton on Dec. 5, 2021, and despite a reward and pleas for information from the police and her mother Lisa, her whereabouts remains unknown.

A vigil is set for 7 p.m. tonight at Crawford Wood on Hancock Avenue in Hamilton.

“This vigil is being held to honor Kara’s life and to acknowledge our love for her. To send her a message from all who miss her,” Lisa Hyde, Kara’s mother, posted via social media. “Sadly it seems that Kara is no longer with us here on Earth.”

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Hyde went missing after leaving her home in the 2200 block of Grand at about 2 p.m. that day, according to the Hamilton police report. She was reported missing by her mother on Dec. 18, police said.

The family searching on their own previously found a bag of her clothes in Crawford Woods, but no other sign of Kara.

Lisa Hyde told the Journal-News she chose Crawford Woods as the vigil location because she believes Kara was there the day she disappeared.

Law enforcement as well as the Hamilton County Search and Recovery team have searched Crawford Woods three times in the past year and did not find Kara, her mother said.

A reward for information about Kara’s disappearance has increased this year to $4,000.

“I would like to ask people to call in any infor they have. You never know, it just may find Kara,” Lisa Hyde said.

In previous interviews Lisa Hyde said she believes her daughter, who struggled with drug addiction, may have placed herself in danger.

Kara is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 100 pounds with dirty blond hair, according to her mother.

If you have any information about Kara Hyde’s whereabouts, should call Detective Brian Wynn at (513) 868-5811, ext. 1272, or 785-1300.

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