Utah woman reported missing out of Evanston found safe

UPDATE: Evanston Police confirmed Tuesday morning that Leakae Roberts has been found and is safe.

Lt. Ken Pearson of Evanston Police says the woman was located in southern Utah and is in good health. Pearson said local authorities confirmed to Evanston Police around 5:45 the woman is in good health and is being reunited with family members.

No further details about the circumstances leading up to Roberts being found were released.

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EVANSTON, Wyo. -- Uinta County Law Enforcement Services is asking for the public's assistance locating a missing woman from Morgan who was last seen departing Evanston on Saturday.

Leakae Roberts, 42, left Evanston in a black 2017 Toyota Camry with license plate numberĀ F058BN.

Roberts is a staff member at the University of Utah in the Greater Salt Lake Area. She attended Brigham Young University in Idaho.

Lt. Ken Pearson with the Evanston Police Department said thatĀ Roberts drove up to Evanston Saturday morning and arrived at her sister's house at approximately 9:00 a.m. She and her two kids, ages seven and 12, were going to watch the Rich County homecoming football game.

After the game, Roberts and her children arrived back at her sister's house at around 6:30 p.m. Robert's sister went out of the house to run errands and told her that there was money for pizza on the counter. Robert's sister said she was gone for approximately 30-45 minutes.

When Robert's sister came home, she found that Roberts was gone, but her two children were still at the residence. Roberts also left her phone behind, Pearson said.

Police are canvassing the area of her sister's home and are searching backroads as well. Two members of Robert's LDS Ward were taking a plane and flying it from Morgan to Evanston in an attempt to find her.

Anyone with information on Roberts' whereabouts was asked to contact police.

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