The Newton County Sheriff’s office is assisting in the investigation of a missing persons case involving a woman from Kansas.
Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler says 51-year-old Sherry Lynn Babcock of Potwin, Kansas, was reported missing Tuesday, but has not been seen at home since Nov. 16.
Friends had contact with Babcock since then, and she was in the Searcy area as recently as last Thursday.
Sheriff Wheeler says Babcock’s car was abandoned in Ponca the following day, and she has not been seen since. The car was unlocked and the Kansas woman’s purse and other personal valuables were left inside.
Wheeler says investigators are using phone pings, bloodhounds, investigative interviews and other resources to try and determine where Babcock may have gone.
She is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, 125 pounds with blue eyes and sandy blonde hair.
Sheriff Wheeler asks if anyone has seen Babcock since Friday to notify the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at (870) 446-5124 or the Butler County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office at (316) 322-4254.