Body of missing Rose Hill woman located near Kan.-Okla. border

SUMNER COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) UPDATE: The search for Dixie Adair is over. Investigators found the 86-year-old Rose Hill woman's body Thursday night, a few hours after her car was located in south Sumner County near the Kansas-Oklahoma border.

Adair went missing Monday following a trip to the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane.

Authorities say the woman left the casino and got stuck on the rural road either Monday or Tuesday.

They say Adair likely got lost on the rural road, got stuck in the mud, and then exited the vehicle.

The Sumner County Sheriff's Office says dogs used in the search found Adair's body about 200 feet from where investigators located her car near Hunnewell.


Update: The Butler County Sheriff says the vehicle of a missing Rose Hill woman has been found in Sumner County.

Sheriff Kelly Herzet did not give an exact location on where Dixie Adair's vehicle was located, but she had not been located at the time. This was before crews found her body Thursday night.

The Kansas Highway Patrol provided the location, which is in south Sumner County, near the Kansas-Oklahoma border.

Herzet says a Butler County detective responded to the scene.

Adair was reported missing on Monday. She had last been seen leaving the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane.

Sumner County Sheriff's Capt. Mike Westmoreland says Adair's Toyota Camry was spotted from an aircraft Thursday. He says it appears Adair's car got stuck in the mud in the middle of a dirt road. He says she may have tried to back out and ended up leaving the car.


The search continues for a missing 86-year-old Rose Hill woman.

Dixie Adair was last seen Monday at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane where she spent the weekend.

Casino staff said Monday they saw Adair leave, but they said she looked disoriented and did not take her luggage.

Adair is a white female who is 5 ft. 4 inches tall, 180 pounds with blue eyes, blonde hair, and a fair complexion.

She was last seen driving a 2011 white four-door, Toyota Camry with Kansas disabled tag: 88398.

If you see Adair, call 911 or the Butler County Sheriff’s Office at 316-322-4254.