NPSO releases image that led to presumed recovery of Kara E. Vaughn remains after missing approximately 28 years


***UPDATE*** ¬†Click the link below to view an interview of the deceased’s sister, former CNN anchor Lyn Vaughn.

This morning, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are releasing a fish finder/depth finder image of Kara E. Vaughn’s vehicle submerged in Cane River according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

NSU fishing team member Ben Abraham was fishing on Cane River in February in his boat with friend, Zach Gagnard, when they captured the image on the fish finder.

The men thought it appeared suspicious so they contacted law enforcement to investigate the matter.

Little did the fishermen know, this image would solve the mystery of a 28 year old cold case missing persons report being investigated by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. The information led to the recovery of remains believed to be that of Kara E. Vaughn reported missing Nov. 3, 1993.

While speaking with Gagnard, he stated he had no idea that a person would be in the vehicle, but is sad and relieved at the same time that family who have been waiting anxiously for 28 years to hear news about Vaughn, will now have closure.

The NPSO commends Abraham and Gagnard and sincerely thank them for their alertness in recognizing something suspicious beneath the surface of Cane River.

Thank you for a great job in assisting law enforcement in giving closure to the Vaughn family.

The presumed remains of Vaughn were recovered by divers from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office dive teams March 15.