Amber Alert issued after Indiana woman vanishes

Image copyright Scioto County Sheriff’s Office Image caption An extensive search is now under way for Norris in central Indiana Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for 20-year-old Indiana woman Latechee Norris, who went…

Amber Alert issued after Indiana woman vanishes

Image copyright Scioto County Sheriff’s Office Image caption An extensive search is now under way for Norris in central Indiana

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for 20-year-old Indiana woman Latechee Norris, who went missing on Friday.

Ms Norris has not been seen since leaving a 7-Eleven in Lakeport, California, at 6.40am local time (0940 GMT) on Friday.

She was on her way to Denver to stay with a friend for a few days.

Her father told local media Ms Norris “is not known to be in trouble”, and said he was “devastated” by her disappearance.

Latechee Norris’ father told local media: “I never expected she would be gone. I never expected to hear from her at all.

“She is not known to be in trouble or in any trouble with anybody.”

Ms Norris’ white 2007 Ford Edge was found at a gas station in the area of Interstate 80 in Clark County.

Police said a woman, who is not a suspect, was seen inside the vehicle. However the woman has since disappeared.

The vehicle has no registration plates and it is not known if the woman is connected to Ms Norris or her disappearance.

CNN reports Ms Norris’ father said she had sent him a text message saying she would be late for a meeting, but did not say when.

Investigators said Ms Norris was last seen wearing a grey sweater, white shirt and white pants. She is 5ft, 8ins tall and weighs 150lbs (80kg).

A family friend reported her missing to police in Indiana, along with her phone and car.

Ms Norris is described as “mentally fragile”, but has no known medical conditions.

Anyone with information should call 911 or dial 877-889-2427.

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