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Missing woman’s family asks for help in case

By The Mercury

The family of a missing St. George woman is asking the community to help look for her.

A community search in the Tuttle Cove area at Tuttle Creek will begin 10 a.m. Saturday in an effort to find Jane Peterson, 56.

Peterson, a Kansas State University employee, was reported missing Sunday morning. Her 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup was found on Monday at Tuttle Cove, but despite several search efforts by hundreds of emergency workers, Peterson has yet to be found.

Those who would like to help search for Peterson should dress warmly and meet at the boat ramp parking area at Tuttle Cove, a family member said in a Facebook post.

The search is a walking one only and some of the terrain will be rough.

If the community members would like to help in another way, they can deliver snacks and water to Brooks Yamaha, Inc., 8070 U.S. 24, Manhattan.

Peterson is described as white, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 120 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is also looking for three teenagers who were witnessed skateboarding in the area where Peterson’s vehicle was found.

Sheriff Greg Riat said in a press release Wednesday afternoon that the three might have information that could help law enforcement find Peterson.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at 785-457-3353 or the Riley County Police Department at 785-537-2112.

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