posted at 10:07 am Tue Nov 6th, 2012 by (WherezIt_Staff)
As of this evening, new information obtained through the course of the investigation indicates that Jessica Flanders, age 31 of Rutland may have traveled across state lines and may be headed towards Missouri.
Rutland County Sheriff's, with the assistance of the Vermont State Police, continue to follow up on all aspects of this case. Leads in Vermont continue to be followed.
Due to her limited mobility, medical needs, and mental status, there is considerable concern for her welfare.
Flanders was initially reported missing yesterday, on November 4, 2012 at approximately 4:20PM. The Rutland County Sheriff's received a call regarding a missing person, indicating that Flanders was last seen at Kmart at the Diamond Run Mall at 3:00PM on November 4, 2012.
In the time following the initial report, the Rutland County Sheriff's and the Vermont State Police searched the vicinity around the mall and Flander's residence in Rutland; and attempted to make contact with and identify Flander's location through her cell phone...all with negative results.
Flanders is described as a white female, 4 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 75 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a blue fleece pullover, black pants, and sneakers. Flander's is wheelchair bound and has a diminished mental capacity. Flanders has been entered into NCIC as a Missing Person.
The Rutland County Sheriff's, with assistance from the Vermont State Police, are continuing their search efforts and investigating this incident. No other information is available at this time. When an update is available, a press release will be issued.
The Rutland County Sheriff and Vermont State Police encourage anyone that may have seen Flanders or has information regarding her whereabouts to please call the Rutland Barracks at 802-773-9101. You can also submit an anonymous tip by texting Keyword: VTIPS to CRIMES (274637) or online at www.vtips.info<http://www.vtips.info>.
Rutland, VT 05701 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)