Archive for Monday, June 30, 2008

Woman found alive near abandoned vehicle with blood ‘in and around it’ near Baldwin City

June 30, 2008, 3:04 p.m.

Updated: June 30, 2008, 9:54 p.m.

Hours after an abandoned car with blood in and around it was reported near the Black Jack Battlefield east of Baldwin City, Douglas County Sheriff's officers located a missing woman Monday night in a nearby cornfield.

Douglas County Sheriff's Lt. Kari Wempe said that around 7:30 p.m. Monday officers located a 52-year-old woman who had been reported missing in Gardner.

Officers had been searching a cornfield when they made contact with the woman.

"We were close and she came from the trees," Wempe said. "She made herself known to officers."

The woman was located about a half-mile from the abandoned vehicle near the Black Jack Battlefield, three miles east of Baldwin City.

Wempe said the woman was suffering from self-inflicted wounds and was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Baldwin City Police and the Kansas Highway Patrol, including a KHP helicopter, participated in the search, which lasted more than six hours.

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Intersection of 2050 Rd. and U.S. 56

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Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies, aided by a helicopter from the Kansas Highway Patrol, were searching this area near Baldwin City on Monday for a missing person after a blood trail was spotted in a corn field.

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