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    IA - Katherine 'Katie' Brooker, 36, Iowa City, 10 March 2017

    Iowa authorities need help finding missing 37-year-old woman

    Iowa City police are asking for the public's help tracking down a missing 37-year-old woman.
    Officers say Katherine "Katie" JoAnne Brooker was last seen at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, March 10. Booker hasn't been heard from since.
    http://www.kcci.com/article/southern...engers/9184707
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    The link above goes to an unrelated story.

    http://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-aut...-woman/9185491

    Officers don't believe Brooker has access to a vehicle, cellphone or money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyPond View Post
    Looks like a very smart lady.. went to Harvard for undergrad and has a PhD from the U of I. Hope she is located safe soon.

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    Here is an article I found that appears to be about this woman, unsure if relevant to her disappearance but could explain some of the vague wording in the missing article.

    http://www.dailyiowan.com/2012/03/22/Metro/27542.html

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    Interesting. So are we thinking she left the hospital AMA or what? I wish they'd give some more details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskers16 View Post
    Here is an article I found that appears to be about this woman, unsure if relevant to her disappearance but could explain some of the vague wording in the missing article.

    http://www.dailyiowan.com/2012/03/22/Metro/27542.html
    Further:
    https://issuu.com/thedailyiowan/docs/062711/2

    Also I believe the news article has her age wrong. Her fb post in June 2015 says it's her 35th bday so she would not yet be 37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyPond View Post
    Interesting. So are we thinking she left the hospital AMA or what? I wish they'd give some more details.
    Could be that she left against advice, or maybe she was there for an appointment, or to visit someone. The fact that it's been 2 weeks since last sighting is of the most concern to me. This is local to me and I frequently check my local news app for missing persons, and this report was not present earlier today so I think she was probably reported missing around the afternoon of 3/25.

    It also concerns me that the article says she isn't believed to have access to a vehicle or money. This makes me wonder if she is homeless or something. Weather has been fair lately but Iowa weather can be pretty bipolar. I hope she has access to food and shelter.

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    Facts

    Katie is 37 - 5'9" and closer to 165 pounds. She is a brilliant and creative person with an MA in English. She has worked as a creative writer, marketer, and copy editor. Katie has struggled with chronic alcoholism for over a decade and has had difficulty maintaining any kind of sobriety. She may have been through treatment again as recently at Christmas of 2016. Katie is a native of Muscatine Iowa. She had been living in a subsidized Appartment in Iowa City for over a year the last I was aware. Note: she is creative, articulate, and accomplished at convincing others of her sincerity - however not often forthcoming with the truth as a consequence of her condition and negative feelings about herself. However - she is a good person in need of help and kindness which causes me concern she could also be easily be targeted by unscrupulous folks. Please help by reporting anything you know to the Iowa city police department or your local authorities.
    Last edited by Jacknone; 03-26-2017 at 06:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacknone View Post
    Katie is 37 - 5'9" and closer to 165 pounds. She is a brilliant and creative person with an MA in English. She has worked as a creative writer, marketer, and copy editor. Katie has struggled with chronic alcoholism for over a decade and has had difficulty maintaining any kind of sobriety. She may have been through treatment again as recently at Christmas of 2016. Katie is a native of Muscatine Iowa. She had been living in a subsidized Appartment in Iowa City for over a year the last I was aware. Note: she is creative, articulate, and accomplished at convincing others of her sincerity - however not often forthcoming with the truth as a consequence of her condition and negative feelings about herself. However - she is a good person in need of help and kindness which causes me concern she could also be easily be targeted by unscrupulous folks. Please help by reporting anything you know to the Iowa city police department or your local authorities.
    I work in IC and will definitely be keeping a close eye out for her. Thanks for your perspective and information. It is unfortunate that she has struggled with alcoholism but details like this can also help us consider her state of mind, locations she might frequent, etc. Hope she is found safe soon.


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    Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForO...67474369957921


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    According to Iowa court records she is 36 not 37, she will be 37 in June https://www.iowacourts.state.ia.us/E...TrialSimpFrame

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    Quote Originally Posted by LocateTheMissing View Post
    According to Iowa court records she is 36 not 37, she will be 37 in June https://www.iowacourts.state.ia.us/E...TrialSimpFrame
    Yes, she's 36.


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    IA - Katherine 'Katie' Brooker, 37, Iowa City, 10 March 2017

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    i thought this was newly reported but i'm seeing tweets looking for her a week ago.
    i hope she's found safely and can get the help she needs.
    Last edited by cool12; 03-29-2017 at 08:25 PM.

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