Authorities in western Iowa are searching for a missing Atlantic woman. Atlantic police Officer Dan Collins identifies the woman as 57-year old Dawna Lynne Massie. Collins says Massie had a doctor’s appointment in Omaha at 10 A.M. on June 1st, last Thursday.
One of the doctor-students called her at 8:30 that morning, she said she’d be there in an hour and a half and never showed up. Collins says witnesses saw Massie leave her house in Atlantic. She left quickly, according to a neighbor. She had been on pain medication for a day or so as prescribed by a dentist but it wasn’t working, so they told her to come back in right away — and that’s the last she’s been seen.
Collins says the medication could have left the woman disoriented or confused. Foul play is not suspected in connection with her disappearance.
Massie left her home in a 1994 dark purple or black Chevrolet Beretta with Iowa license plate 6-7-1 C-L-Z. Collins says the woman is five-feet one-inches tall, 180-pounds, with medium shoulder-length straight hair. She also has a six-inch scar on her left elbow.
The woman normally travels Highway Six from Atlantic to Omaha, but authorities say she could also have taken Highway 92 or even Interstate 80.
An Iowa State Patrol aircraft conducted a fly-over of the area Monday, but failed to locate the vehicle. A methodical search is being conducted Tuesday by authorities. Anyone with information on Massie’ whereabouts is asked to call the Atlantic Police Department at 712-243-3512.