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Missing woman in Indian River County found safe in northern Florida

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Posted at 10:06 PM, Jul 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-22 13:56:01-04

UPDATE: Kathryn Wittkoetter has been found safe in northern Florida, Indian River County Sheriff Eric Flowers says.

The announcement was made Friday afternoon on Indian River County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

Flowers says it is not illegal for an adult to leave or go missing willingly, however, he urges that if you plan to leave, you should tell someone.

The Indian River County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a missing woman who was last seen in Vero Beach Tuesday morning.

Deputies said Kathryn Wittkoetter, 47, was last seen at 8:13 a.m leaving the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Center. Her last known contact was with her mother that afternoon when she asked her mother to pick up her son from camp while she ran an errand needed for a new job. But she did not return home.

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According to the sheriff's office, Wittkoetter's vehicle was found at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Center.

Her family believes she might have met with an ex-boyfriend from out of town.

Wittkoetter is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. She has blue yes and dirty-blonde hair.

Anyone with information about Kathryn Wittkoetter is asked to call Detective Daugherty at 772-978-6240.