Escapee Captured in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. - Gina Kay Weisdorfer, who was wanted by the Kansas Department of Corrections for Aggravated Escape from the Topeka Correctional Facility Wednesday night, was apprehended at approximately 9:00am Thursday morning in Topeka.

Officials say Weisdorfer disappeared sometime after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday while on her way to a facility activity. She was discovered missing at the 9:00 p.m. count.

Weisdorfer was taken into custody without incident Thursday morning by officials from the Kansas Department of Corrections in conjunction with the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

Weisdorfer was found on the roof of a southwest Topeka restaurant. She was taken to the Shawnee County Jail to await the filing of charges for Aggravated Escape.

Weisdorfer was serving a 12-month sentence from Hamilton County for eight counts of Attempted Forgery. She was scheduled to be released in July 2009.


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