Missing Hampshire woman was ‘distraught’
By Dave Gathman firstname.lastname@example.org May 10, 2012 2:26PM
Updated: June 12, 2012 8:17AM
HAMPSHIRE — The Hampshire woman who inspired an elaborate search Tuesday and Wednesday has been identified, and police say she was distraught when she disappeared Sunday.
Police records show the woman is Kathleen S. Wilk, 52, of the 1700 block of Cameron Drive in Lakewood Crossings subdivision.
“There is no indication of foul play, and there are no safety issues for the residents in the subdivision related to this incident,” Police Chief Thompson said Thursday.
A missing-persons data base says Wilk was “reportedly distraught over personal issues” when she disappeared. It says she was last seen somewhere near her subdivision on Sunday.
“Wilk left her residence on foot without any identification and has not been seen since,” the listing says.
Thompson and other village officials said previously that Wilk failed to show up at a family gathering Sunday and relatives asked police to check on her welfare Monday evening. Police reportedly found the door of her home unlocked, with her purse and keys still in the home. Police describe Wilk as a 5 feet 1, 110-pound white woman, with brown hair and brown eyes.
The Lakewood Crossings area along Hampshire’s northeast border was searched intensively over the following two days by emergency management volunteers, police, firefighters, search dogs and an Illinois State Police airplane.
Thompson said anyone with information should contact the police department at 847-683-2240.