Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a young Dubuque woman. The Iowa Department of Public Safety has issued a missing person notification for 19-year-old Tori Walters.
Dubuque Police Lieutenant Scott Baxter says Walters hasn’t been seen in nearly three weeks.
“A missing person is potentially in danger although there’s not a lot of factual information,” Baxter says. “She had left back on April 2nd to drive some individuals to Chicago and she hasn’t been back to this area, that we’re aware of, since then and that’s got some family members concerned.”
Walters was reported missing by her mother and two sisters. She reportedly called her mother last Thursday asking for money to return to Dubuque.
“Some finances were sent her way by a loved one to help facilitate her trip back to the Dubuque area,” Baxter says. “That money was sent and they never heard back from her. It’s believed she’s possibly still in the Chicago area but what her status is officially, that remains unknown.”
Walters spoke by phone with one of her sisters on Friday and told her she would be coming home but that’s the last anyone’s heard from her.
“She may be operating a gray 2005 Chevy Equinox with Iowa license plates,” Baxter says. “If people could help us keep a look out for that vehicle, or she may not be. There are a lot of unknowns and people are very concerned here.”
Walters is now in a nationwide missing persons database. If anyone has information, they are urged to contact their local law enforcement agency.
She’s described as a white female, five-foot-one, weighing 120 pounds. She has red hair and hazel eyes.