Officials still searching for missing woman

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Gazette staff
Saturday, January 28, 2012
— Authorities have few clues on the whereabouts of a homeless woman missing since earlier this month, a Janesville police detective said.

Police and local social service agencies are searching for Mary C. Stacey, 48. The woman is assumed to be homeless and was staying with friends and family. She last had contact with family Jan. 7.

Authorities have checked area motels and are looking for a white Chrysler New Yorker car that Stacey drives, said Janesville Police detective Steve Williams.

Witnesses reported seeing Stacey within the last two weeks and in the days just before her disappearance near downtown Janesville and in South Beloit, Ill., Williams said. Authorities have been unable to confirm those reports.

Stacey’s bank account has had no activity since Dec. 30, Williams said. there are no recent signs of her using her cell phone.

Authorities in California saw a car with plates matching Stacy’s and a driver matching her appearance, Williams said. But that report was from two weeks ago—before Stacey was reported missing. Williams said authorities did not stop the car and it wasn’t clear who was inside.

A witness recently reported seeing a woman matching Stacey’s description at a local bank, but security footage later proved it was not Stacey, Williams said.

Stacey is 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 110 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. Authorities are asking for anyone with information on the whereabouts of Stacey or her car to call the non-emergency number at the Rock County Communications Center at (608) 757-2244.

Last updated: 7:13 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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