Farmer’s tip helps deputies find missing woman near McCool Junction

Authorities say a tip from a farmer led them to the location of a woman who had been reported missing for nearly a week. 
Jadey Jenkins

Authorities say a tip from a farmer led them to the location of a woman who had been reported missing for nearly a week.

York County Sheriff Paul Vrbka told Channel 8 Eyewitness News the farmer called 9-1-1 after a woman, later determined to be 30-year-old Jadey Jenkins, of Omaha, came to his porch asking for a drink.

The farmer was aware a woman had been reporting in the area.

“He put two and two together,” Vrbka said.

Deputies found Jenkins in a ditch off a county road west of McCool Junction around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Vrbka said she was in poor condition – dehydrated, exhausted, confused and covered in bug bites – but alive when she was taken to the hospital in York.

“She looked like she’d been out in the woods,” he said.

The circumstances around her disappearance remain unclear, but Vrbka says foul play has been ruled out at this time.

The Nebraska State Patrol, local fire crews, and a helicopter aided in the search.

 

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