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Risco woman missing

Thursday, January 26, 2006

RISCO - Authorities are continuing their search for a 35-year-old New Madrid County woman who disappeared from her home.

At 10:25 a.m. Wednesday the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department was alerted that Teresa Lynn Butler was missing from her Risco home. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens said Jimmy Dale Butler returned to the couple's home on County Road 241 at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday after having worked the night shift at his job in Blytheville, Ark. When Butler arrived home he found the couple's 2-year-old and 4-year-old children alone.

Stevens said when officers arrived at the house, everything appeared to be in order. As officers processed the scene they determined a video game console and camera were missing from inside the house and a CD player had been removed from a vehicle outside the house. The only personal items missing of Mrs. Butler's were her purse and cell phone, the sheriff said.

"Everybody we have talked to said that it is highly unusual that she would have left the babies by themselves," said Stevens. "They described her as good momma."

According to Stevens there were no signs of forced entry at the house.

Butler is described as 5-foot, 7-inches tall and weighing 125 pounds. Her brown hair is almost shoulder length. Authorities did not have a clothing description.

Persons with information about the case are asked to call the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department at 748-2516.