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UPDATE: 34-year old Wis. Rapids mother found safe in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The Wisconsin Rapids woman who was reported missing and last seen in the La Crosse area is found safe.

According to information from our affiliate WAOW, the Jennifer Wilson was found unharmed in a motel in La Crosse.

The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department said that the La Crosse County Sheriff's office informed them around noon Friday they found Wilson and she is safe. 


WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) – The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department says a 34-year-old woman is missing after failing to return home from La Crosse as she drove home from a trip to Missouri to see her father and son.

The family of Jennifer R. Wilson said she left La Crosse about 8 p.m. Tuesday and had not returned to Wisconsin Rapids by Thursday afternoon, police said.

Wilson is driving a 2004 beige Chevrolet Malibu with license plant number 542TBD.

According to Wisconsin Rapids Police Lt. Kevin Schwartz, Wilson left Wisconsin Rapids July 4 to visit her father and her 13-year-old son who live in Missouri.

Wilson called her father Tuesday, reporting she was in La Crosse and traffic was getting heavy, but that's the last he heard from her, Schwartz said.

Wilson's mother reported her missing, the investigator said.

Police have tried calling Wilson's cell phone but it is turned off, Schwartz said.

Wilson walks with a cane, police said.

Anyone who has contact with Wilson or knows her whereabouts is asked to contact the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department at 715-421-8701.

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