BEMIDJI -- A missing Bemidji woman was found safe in Montana on Thursday, Sept. 16, after she was reported missing early Monday, Sept. 13.
Stephanie Jo Chupp was reported missing by her roommates and co-workers on Monday morning. She had not been in contact with co-workers or friends since Sunday night, Sept. 12.
The Bemidji Police Department was investigating the disappearance. In a release on Thursday, officials said they received information that Chupp may be at a business in Lincoln County, Mont., near the city of Eureka.
“Bemidji Police Detectives collaborated with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies and located Chupp in good health and unharmed,” the release said. “Deputies spoke with Chupp who traveled alone and verified she had left Bemidji under no duress.”
In the Facebook page "Help Find Stephanie Chupp," it was posted around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 that she was found safe.
"While there are many questions that we still don’t have answered, we rejoice in this wonderful news! As a family, these past three days have been excruciatingly difficult for us, so please bear with us as we work through these coming days," the post said.