Major Update on 24-Year-Old Woman Who Vanished from Hotel

April 16, 2018Apr 16, 2018
Updated April 24 2018 11:58am ET

Updated on April 24, 2018:

According to the Springfield News-Leader, Savannah Barton is no longer considered missing. She appeared at a court appearance on Friday, April 20th, police told the newspaper.

According to a press release, 24-year-old Savannah Barton, who was also known as Savannah Aurentz, was then booked and released at the Greene County Jail in Missouri.

The young woman is uninjured, the release said.

Barton was the subject of a missing-person advisory after police said she had been abducted from the parking lot of hotel. The Missouri State Highway Patrol believed that she was endangered after she was reportedly taken at gunpoint.

Three people were arrested at a nearby motel as part of a kidnapping investigation. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Court records show Barton was charged with a felony in February for possessing a controlled substance in 2017. Barton was arraigned Friday and waived her preliminary hearing.

Original story 

Police in Springfield, Missouri, are searching for a young woman who disappeared on Sunday. They believe the missing 24-year-old woman, Savannah Barton, may have been abducted from a motel, reported local news outlet KY3.

The news outlet reported that police responded to reports that a woman had been abducted from the Economy Inn on Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, police did not find Barton there.

They pinged Barton's cell phone and located a vehicle at Flag Ship Motel on North Glenstone. According to reports, Barton may have been taken by force by two males and a female.

The three suspects who they believed may have taken her were located at the motel and arrested for kidnapping. Barton was not with the suspects, who were not identified by name.

Barton is believed to be in danger.

"Barton is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds, recently dyed red hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink sweatshirt, jeans, and a green hat," said the report.

As of Monday afternoon, there were no updates on her status. 

Anyone with information regarding Barton's whereabouts is asked to call 911. 

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