The Ottumwa Courier

June 6, 2013

Missing woman found; investigation beginning

By CHELSEA DAVIS Courier staff writer
Ottumwa Courier

---- — OTTUMWA — A missing Ottumwa woman was located hours after she was reported missing Tuesday, and an investigation into her disappearance has begun.

Christina Louise Thomas, 39, was reported missing by family and friends on Tuesday after they had not seen or heard from her since Sunday.

“We are conducting an investigation into her disappearance,” said Police Chief Tom McAndrew. “It’s an ongoing investigation, so I won’t comment on anything we’re doing.”

While most investigations are launched while the person is missing — not after he or she has been located — McAndrew said it depends on the circumstances.

“Based on the information we received, we decided we would do some follow-up investigation,” he said.