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Update: Police Find Missing VT Woman Safe

Leydi Lopez
Vermont State Police
Leydi Lopez

Updated at 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2021: Vermont State Police say an Underhill woman last seen Wednesday has been found safe out of state. Police say 18-year-old Leydi Lopez talked with investigators and said she left Vermont voluntarily and wanted to remain out of state. Police say members of the federal Homeland Security Investigations located her and that no criminal behavior is associated with her disappearance.Vermont State Police detectives continued to search on Wednesday for an 18-year-old woman who was last seen leaving her Underhill home to go for a walk.

Police say Leydi Lopez left her home on Poker Hill Road Wednesday.

Police say Lopez may have encountered an orange car that had slid off the road and a second vehicle that had stopped to help pull the orange car back onto the road.

Investigators are considering all possibilities related to the missing-persons case.

Police working on the investigation include the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Major Crime Unit and Field Force Division.

In an update Thursday evening the Vermont State Police said it had uncovered no sign of Lopez. They are asking anyone who traveled in the vicinity of Poker Hill Road and Timber Ridge Road from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 27, and saw anything unusual or possibly connected to this investigation to contact the Williston barracks at 802-878-7111 or leave an anonymous tip online at www.vtips.us.

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