UPDATE: Volunteers to search for missing Kansas woman this weekend

By: Associated Press / WIBW - Email
By: Associated Press / WIBW - Email
Volunteers are planning to resume searching this weekend for a Kansas State employee who hasn

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Manhattan, Kan. (AP) -- Volunteers are planning to resume searching this weekend for a Kansas State employee who hasn't been seen since Sunday.

KMAN reports the search for 56-year-old Jane Peterson will begin at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Tuttle Cove on Tuttle Creek Lake, north of Manhattan.

Peterson, of St. George, was reported missing Sunday by her family. Her pickup truck was found Monday evening near the Tuttle Cove area.

Dozens of soldiers from Fort Riley and law enforcement officers conducted an unsuccessful search Tuesday for Peterson, who works in the physics department at Kansas State.

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Several agencies, including the Pottawatomie Co. Sheriff's Office and the Riley Co. Police Dept., (RCPD) have joined in the search for a missing St. George woman.

In a news conference the RCPD said they've been searching for Jane Peterson since Monday.

"In the ballpark of approx. 200 personnel are now involved in this search, to include search dogs & air support from Fort Riley," the department said in a tweet shortly after the conference.

Peterson works as a Senior Administrative Assistant in the Physics Dept. at Kansas State University.

Peterson reportedly left her 1999 Toyota Tacoma near the Tuttle Creek Beach. The search began there and has since moved inland.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pottawatomie Co. Sheriff Greg Riats at 785-457-3353 or their local law enforcement agency.

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