Authorities called off the search for a missing Goodview, Minn., woman Thursday evening after the 31-year-old was located in Rockford, Ill.
Leigh Elizabeth Meska was last seen Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. driving to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. She was reported missing by her fiancé after she didn’t show up at work.
With the extreme temperatures of this week, authorities issued a missing person alert Thursday, asking for the public’s help. “Because of the weather and the way things were, we were concerned there was a possibility she ran off the road and had an accident,” Goodview Police Chief Kent Russell
A State Patrol helicopter searched the area around Interstate 90 and several local highways, but didn’t see any sign of Meska’s car. More than a dozen officers from Goodview, the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office and the Winona County Sheriff’s Office were out driving roads Thursday looking for any sign of Meska. Even the FBI got involved.
She turned up Thursday in Illinois, but authorities did not say how she got there. Her parents, Sue and Mike Meska, are reportedly on the way to pick her up.
No further information was available Thursday night.