UPDATE: For the last 24 hours, eight public safety agencies have searched for missing adult, Vanessa Jones. The search has utilized over 50 personnel and various specialized equipment but has turned up no sign of her.
The Iowa City Police Department continues to ask for the public’s help in locating Jones and requests the residents of Johnson and surrounding counties check their property and buildings.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jones, please contact the Johnson County Joint Emergency Communication Center at 319-356-6800.
UPDATE at 9:42 a.m. 03/20/17: Law enforcement and other responding agencies continued the search overnight for Jones and she was not found. The search for Jones is ongoing and anyone with information should contact the Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center at 319-356-6800.
ORIGINAL MESSAGE at 7:58 p.m. 03/19/17: Law enforcement officials from several jurisdictions are currently looking for a female who walked away from Chatham Oaks, a treatment residence for individuals with chronic mental illness, located at 4515 Melrose Avenue.
At 5:34 p.m., Vanessa Jones, 35, was reported to have left the facility and walked to the west and entered a field to the south. She is described as a white female with brown hair and green eyes, approximately 5'4" and weighing approximately 160 lbs. She was last seen wearing a red sweater, pants, and pink Crocs sandals.
If located, please contact the Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center at 319-356-6800.