advertisement

2 Columbia residents found in Kansas after being reported missing

Sunday, February 23, 2014 | 4:23 p.m. CST; updated 7:42 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 23, 2014

COLUMBIA — Two Columbia residents who went missing Sunday morning were found by Kansas law enforcement officers south of Topeka.

Lauren Pond, 23, and Stephen Clithero, 32, went missing this weekend. Pond was reported missing Sunday morning from an independent living home, and Clithero was reported missing by his parents Saturday night.

Columbia police were contacted by Kansas law enforcement officers shortly after 2:30 p.m. Sunday and told that the pair had been located south of Topeka on Highway 35, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. Pond and Clithero were not injured, and their families were heading to Kansas to be with them.

Pond and Clithero stayed at a hotel in Boonville Saturday night but left Sunday morning.

Prior to their discovery, officer Latisha Stroer said police had "connected with agencies along I-70 and the Kansas State Police," and police were also trying to make contact with Pond and Clithero by calling their cell phones.

Supervising editor is Zachary Matson.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements