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Investigators search rural Cass County for missing Overland Park woman

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The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday it has joined the search for a missing 49-year-old Overland Park woman.

The woman, Sylvia Anne Ussery-Pearson, left her home Monday and never returned, Overland Park police said.

Police said Ussery-Pearson’s disappearance is “extremely out of character for her and her family is concerned.”

In a news release, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said its investigators were assisting Overland Park police with the missing persons case.

Investigators on Tuesday afternoon were searching a rural area south of Harrisonville, following up on leads, the sheriff’s office said.

Earlier Tuesday, Lenexa police temporarily staged a perimeter around a home near 82nd Terrace and Constance Street. Overland Park police spokesman John Lacy said Lenexa police were holding the house in relation to the search for Ussery-Pearson.

Ussery-Pearson is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 146 pounds.

Anyone who has any information is asked to call the Overland Park police at 913-344-8750.

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Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.
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