03-08-2010, 09:51 PM #1
SD - Barbara Zenk - 52 years old - Clay County - March 2010
News: Vermillion Woman Missing, Car Abandoned Near Missouri River
52-year-old Barbara Zenk has been reported missing by the Clay County, South Dakota, Sherriff's Office.
According to the police report, Zenk's vehicle was discovered on the morning of Saturday, March 6, on Highway 19 south of Vermillion, SD, at the Missouri River. Attempts to locate the woman near the area her vehicle was found have been unsuccessful. As of Monday morning she has not reported for work.
Searches by foot and hair have been conducted, and a tracking dog has been brought to the scene but none of the efforts have succeeded in locating Ms. Zenk
The Sheriff's office says that there is no evidence that Zenk jumped or fell from the bridge, or that she walked onto the ice, but that they have not ruled out the possibility. There were no apparent open spots on the ice Saturday morning.
Any information regarding Zenk or her whereabouts can be given to the Clay County Sherriff at 605-677-7100.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 05-21-2010 at 05:50 PM.
03-10-2010, 10:42 AM #2
Search for Missing Vermillion Woman Still Active
Story Created: Mar 9, 2010 at 1:31 PM CST
Story Updated: Mar 9, 2010 at 6:08 PM CST
Authorities are continuing to search for a missing Vermillion woman.
Clay County Chief Deputy Jerami West said Tuesday afternoon that earlier reports of an extensive search effort being called off were inaccurate
03-11-2010, 07:23 PM #3
Search continues for missing Vermillion woman
By Dolly A. Butz -- firstname.lastname@example.org | Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 11:01 am
VERMILLION, S.D. -- The search for a missing Vermillion woman continued Wednesday, but authorities said their efforts produced no sign of Barbara Zenk.
03-14-2010, 11:29 AM #4
National Search Started For Area Woman
BY RANDY DOCKENDORF
Published: Saturday, March 13, 2010 12:36 AM CST
VERMILLION — The Clay County sheriff’s office continues monitoring the Missouri River and has also launched a nationwide search for a missing Vermillion woman.
Barbara Zenk, 52, was reported missing after her car was recently found unattended along Highway 19. The vehicle was found on the northbound lane’s shoulders, north of the Vermillion-Newcastle bridge on the South Dakota side.
Authorities continue a regular sweep of the site but have found no further clues, said Clay County Sheriff Andy Howe.
“We are very thoroughly searching the area where the car was found. We have also put it out on a nationwide teletype,” Howe said Friday afternoon.
Zenk has been entered into the NCIC computer system nationwide, and an Endangered Person Advisory was issued for her by the State of South Dakota. A copy of a missing person poster is available at the State of South Dakota home page at www.sd.gov and at the Clay County Sheriff’s home page at www.claysheriff.org.
The nationwide search may help in locating Zenk or finding someone with knowledge about her disappearance, Howe said.
03-27-2010, 07:49 PM #5
Sonar imaging yields no clues of missing SD woman
Associated Press - March 27, 2010 7:05 PM ET
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - Authorities continue to search for a Vermillion woman who went missing almost three weeks ago.
Clay County sheriff's deputies and officials from the state Games, Fish and Parks Department used sonar equipment Friday to take images of the Missouri River near Vermillion.
04-02-2010, 07:13 PM #6
Search continues for missing SD woman
Associated Press - April 2, 2010 1:15 PM ET
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - Authorities continue to search for a Vermillion woman who went missing about a month ago.
Authorities have searched by ground and by air for 52-year-old Barbara Zenk since the March 6 discovery of her abandoned vehicle on state Highway 19 near a Missouri River bridge. They also have used sonar equipment to take images of the river.
05-20-2010, 10:42 AM #7
"They also added that they will be looking into whether or not this could be Barbara Zenk, the Vermillion woman who went missing near the Missouri River back on March 6th."
05-20-2010, 04:29 PM #8
05-21-2010, 05:49 PM #9
Body found by angler ID'ed as missing SD woman
Associated Press - May 21, 2010 4:15 PM ET
DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have identified the body found by an angler fishing from the banks of the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota as a missing Vermillion woman.
A release from the Clay County sheriff's office says preliminary autopsy results confirmed the woman found early Thursday near Dakota Dunes was 52-year-old Barbara Zenk, who was last seen March 5.
Rest in Peace Barbara.
05-21-2010, 07:13 PM #10
"Preliminary autopsy results have confirmed that a body found in the Missouri River Thursday is that of missing Vermillion resident Barbara Zenk."