BUTTE – A Niobrara woman remains missing with multiple efforts to this point unsuccessful in locating her.
Boyd County Sheriff Chuck Wrede says in a news release that 37-year old Amy Heiser has been missing since September 25. The sheriff’s office located her black 2000 GMC Yukon Denali at the public landing of Sunshine Bottom on the Missouri River on September 26 at approximately 12:30 p.m. Heiser was not found near the vehicle, but the sheriff’s office says that items obtained in the vehicle lead authorities to believe she may have gone into the river.
The Boyd County Sheriff’s Office then contacted numerous other agencies to assist in the search for Heiser, including the Nebraska State Patrol, who lists Heiser as a missing person with an active search out to locate her. Over the past week, over 2,000 man hours, 120 people, and 12 agencies in total have joined the search to locate Heiser without any success to this point. Four air patrol units and ten water units have also assisted in the search of the area from the Sunshine Bottom public landing northeast of Lynch to an area near Verdel in northwestern Knox County.
The 37-year old Heiser is described as 5’3″, 98 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. She has a number of tattoos, including two crescent moons on her upper right arm, a Chinese symbol on her upper left arm, and a soldier memorial tattoo with the initials “AJB” on her left inner lower arm.
Heiser was set to appear in Holt County District Court on September 29 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Sheriff Wrede says investigation into Heiser’s disappearance continues and still consider her a missing person at this time. Anyone with information about Heiser’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Boyd County Sheriff’s Office at 402-775-2331.
Agencies that are assisting in the investigation include the Boyd County Sheriff’s Office, Holt County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Game and Parks, Lynch Fire and Rescue, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Region 24 Emergency Management.