Missing Garnett Woman Found Alive

By: Nick Viviani, Ariana Cohen
By: Nick Viviani, Ariana Cohen

EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Lyon County Sheriff Office is reporting a Garnett woman missing since Wednesday afternoon has been found alive and safe.

Kansas Highway Patrol and Chase County Sheriff joined together for the search for 51-year-old Debra Johnston.

The search was along east of the Kansas Turnpike and mile marker 108.

Chase County Officials say she was found near southeast Chase County around 2:40 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities are searching for a 51 year-old woman who has disappeared and, they believe, may be in danger. Debra Lee Johnston was last seen walking along the Kansas Turnpike into the Flinthills around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Lyon Co. Sheriff's Office said it received a statewide alert to be on the lookout for her early Friday morning. They began searching at daybreak.

Johnston was last seen wearing a brown sweatshirt and carrying a red backpack. The Sheriff's Office said she is 5'5" tall, weighing 150-160 lbs., with blonde to sandy blonde hair and green eyes.

If you have seen Johnston, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you have information on her whereabouts, call the Lyon County Sheriff's Office at 620-342-5545, the Chase County Sheriff's Office at 620-273-6313, the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office at 620-583-5568, or the Garnett Police Department at 785-448-6823.

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