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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

10:00 AM Press Briefing Scheduled on Missing Iowa Teen

Webster County, IOWA --- Law enforecement will host a 10:00 AM press briefing to update media on overnight activities related to the search for 15 year old Kathlynn Shepard. Media should arrive by 9:50 AM at the Dayton Community Center, located at inersection of 1st Stree and 1st Street NW.

If you have any information related to the disappearance of 15 year old Kathlynn Shepard, please contact law enforcement immediately. In particular, residents in and around the area where Boone, Webster and Hamilton counties meet, are asked to keep an eye out for the missing girl. Call 515-573-2323 with any information.

Kathlynn is 5'6" and 160 pounds. She has blond hair and blue eyes, as well as braces. She was last seen wearing jeans, a grey hooded sweatshirt and a Minnesota Vikings baseball cap.

Kathlynn Shepard was reported missing late this afternoon, when another juvenile indicated the pair had been abducted after accepting a ride from a stranger. Law enforcement believe they have located the alleged abductor, however Kathlynn remains missing.

Additional information will be provided as the search for Kathlynn and the criminal investigation proceed.

Kathlynn Shepard

Kathlynn Shepard



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