Missing Wichita woman found safe

Published: Sep. 1, 2022 at 11:12 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Sept. 7 Update: The Wichita Police Department said Amanda Crabtree, a woman who had been reported missing on Aug. 24 has been found and is safe.

The Wichita Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate 39-year-old Amanda Crabtree. She was reported missing by her family on Aug. 24.

“When we first realized that she had left her apartment and taken all her stuff with her, that was concerning because she never told anybody. Then, when the police found her car, every horrible thing that you’ve seen on television runs through your mind,” said Linda Guerra, aunt. “Just disappearing is not normal, not normal at all.”

Her vehicle, a Black Hyundai Sonata, was located abandoned with her personal belongings at the I-135 rest stop near McPherson later that same day. A female, believed to be Amanda, was seen at the rest area with her cat. She may have dyed her hair blue.

The Kansas Highway Patrol and the McPherson County Sheriff’s office searched the area, but have yet to locate Amanda. She is described as 5′4″ tall, 200 pounds, with blue eyes. She may be traveling with her cat.

Police said they need to check Amanda’s welfare, and they believe she may be in danger. If you have information about her whereabouts, call WPD Homicide Investigators at 316-268-4181.