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Forum News Service, Published December 04 2013

Farmington police seek help locating missing woman

FARMINGTON, Minn. - Farmington police are searching for a 37-year-old woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Laura Jean Simonson, 37, was reported missing Nov. 22, Detective Sgt. Lee Hollatz said. Simonson was last seen by family members Nov. 1.

Hollatz said Simonson has residences in Farmington and St. Paul, so relatives here were not initially concerned when they had not seen her for several days. Simonson reportedly parked her van at her mother’s Farmington home Nov. 2 but has not been seen since.

Family members told Hollatz that Simonson has had family issues in her recent history. Hollatz also has information that her disappearance may have been planned. But relatives say it is unusual that Simonson would go so long without contacting them, he said.

Simonson is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall and about 105 pounds. She has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes.

“We don’t believe any foul play is involved, but with these types of incidences, we take these very seriously because we are concerned about the well-being of Laura,” Hollatz said.

Information can be directed to Hollatz at (651) 280-6700.