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UPDATE: Vilas County search suspended; Water efforts resume Friday

VILAS COUNTY (PRESS RELEASE) - After extensive ground, K9, water and air searching for Sandra Schinke since Friday, April 6, 2012, the Vilas County Sheriff will be suspending search efforts in Sayner, WI.  The Sheriff will continue water search efforts of Plum Lake tomorrow, Friday April 13, 2012, providing that weather conditions do not cause interference.
The missing person investigation will continue and all leads that are developed will be looked at by the investigative team.

VILAS COUNTY (WAOW) - The family of a 55 year old missing Vilas County woman is planning a vigil.  Sandra Schinke was last seen on Thursday, April 5th.  Her husband, Jim, tells Newsline 9 a vigil will be held this Saturday, April 14th at 1pm at the St. Germain Community Center.

MADISON (PRESS RELEASE) - The Vilas County Sheriff's Office is working with the Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children & Adults at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the search for Sandra Ann Schinke, who has been missing since April 5, 2012.  

Schinke was last seen walking east of Sayner, WI, on County Trunk Highway N.  Investigators believe Schinke left her home in Sayner on foot on Thursday, April 5, 2012.  Schinke has brown, shoulder-length hair and wears glasses.

The Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children and Adults produced a flier, with a photo of Schinke, for distribution.  It is available at the following link:  

Anyone with information should contact the Vilas County Sheriff's Office at (715) 479-4441.  Media seeking more information should contact Vilas County Sheriff Frank Tomlanovich at (715) 479-4441.

The Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children and Adults serves as a resource for law enforcement and families in cases involving missing and abducted children and adults.  The Wisconsin Clearinghouse works in conjunction with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and forms part of a nationwide network that works to reunite missing and abducted children and adults with their families.  The Clearinghouse also participates in Wisconsin's AMBER Alert program. 


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