08/24/2011 04:51 pm ET Updated Oct 24, 2011

Katelyn Markham Missing: Search Continues For Fairfield, Ohio Woman

Katelyn Markham's 22nd birthday passed this week, an anonymous source offered a $3,000 reward, and still there is no sign of the 22-year-old bride-to-be.

Authorities admitted for the first time last week that foul play may have held a role in the vanishing of the Fairfield, Ohio woman, last seen Aug. 13. Family and friends remain baffled by her disappearance.

Markham, who is engaged to be married, had been preparing to graduate next month from the Art Institute of Cincinnati.

"She's positive, outgoing and motivated. She had a plan and she was sticking to it," her father recently told the Dayton Daily News.

"She would never just leave," her fiance John Carter, told the paper. "She's just too pragmatic. I'm just absolutely terrified."


MISSING: Katelyn Markham

Carter, 25, last heard from his missing bride-to-be Sunday, Aug. 14, at 12:52 AM when he received a photo from Markham sent by text message. The next morning, Carter says he sent Markham a "good morning" message, but she did not respond and never arrived at work.

On Friday, the town gathered for a vigil in Markham's honor at the Fairfield West Baptist Church.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation is also working with Fairfield police to support the effort to locate Markham, the WKRC Cincinnati reported.

A Facebook group of over 2,000 members has been organized to spread awareness of Markham's disappearance and keep those interested aware of any developments.

The following video tribute was also posted to YouTube:


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