‘Severely epileptic’ woman missing from Layton found

UPDATE 5/10 — Family members contacted ABC4.com to say that the missing woman was found on May 10.

ORIGINAL STORY: ‘Severely epileptic’ woman missing from Layton, family seeking help in search

LAYTON, Utah (ABC4) — A family in Layton was seeking help in their search for a woman whom they believe may have been abducted.

She had been missing since Thursday, May 9, according to a social media post from relatives. Her family said she may be going by an alias.

LEARN MORE: What should you do if someone goes missing?

“She has a mental disability, is severely epileptic, and without her medication,” family wrote on social media.

Officials with the Layton Police Department said they are investigating this as a missing persons case, but not as an abduction at this time.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is being asked to call Layton PD at 801-497-8300.

What to do when speaking to law enforcement

More than 600,000 people go missing each year in the United States, according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

Here are some suggestions to keep in mind if someone you know goes missing.

Utah officials suggest taking notes on interactions with law enforcement in order to keep track of details such as officer names, dates and times of interactions, the case number and what the officers say.

When working with local law enforcement to report a missing person, it is recommended one shares as much information as possible about the missing person, including but not limited to:

  • Full name or nicknames.

  • Recent photos.

  • Date of birth and age at the time they disappeared.

  • Gender/sex.

  • Detailed physical description (including unique scars or tattoos).

  • Date of disappearance.

  • Medical conditions.

  • Last known location.

  • Social media accounts.

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