Thursday, June 4, 2009

Missing person: Brenda Williams

UPDATE: Police find missing woman

Police located a woman missing since Sunday a little after 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4.

Fifty-year-old Brenda L. Williams contacted police from a relative’s home. She told police she left her home about midnight to get something to eat four days earlier when she was forced into her vehicle by two unknown black males in their late teens or early 20s. She reported that the males drove her around in her vehicle – a full-size white van she drove for work – for four days, assaulting her repeatedly. At about 5 p.m. June 4, she said the van was almost out of gas, so the suspects stopped near I-435 and Independence Avenue and ran from the scene. She drove the van home and contacted her family, who later called police. She was treated by MAST ambulance personnel for minor injuries.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the case should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
Police are searching for a 50-year-old woman who has been missing since Sunday and whose family fears for her safety.

Brenda L. Williams was last seen leaving her place of employment at 12437 Charlotte at about 10 p.m. May 31, reportedly heading for home. She was driving a 2006 Ford E-350 (full-size) window van with Missouri license plate number SB0 P1T that belongs to her employer, Nova Center Inc. She never returned home, and the van has not been seen or returned to the Nova Center. Ms. Williams had permission to use the company's vehicle.

Family members said it is unlike Williams to be gone and have no contact with them, and they fear she could be in danger.

She is a black female with black hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 5 inches tall, and weighs about 170 pounds.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Brenda L. Williams, please call 911 or KCPD’s Missing Persons Section at 816-234-5239.