UPDATE: Ms. O’Donnell has been located and is safe. She was located with a friend in another state. "We greatly appreciate all the tips and help with the investigation," Sedalia Police said in a statement released Friday just before 4 p.m..


 

On Nov. 30 at approximately 7 p.m., Sedalia Police took a report for a missing person that was reported missing from her residence in the 900 block of East 6th Street. The missing person, 69-year-old Melody Porter O’Donnell, was reportedly seen leaving her residence around 1 or 2 p.m.

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During the course of the investigation, detectives found that O’Donnell is reportedly in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and it was determined that a Silver Alert be issued for her to ensure her safety.

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Detectives are currently working leads to determine Ms. O’Donnell’s whereabouts. Any information regarding the whereabouts of O’Donnell should be reported to the Sedalia Police Department, Attn: Det Barrett 660-827-7823 Ext 1255 or to Pettis County Joint Communications: 660-826-8100.

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