Kansas woman reported missing

Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler said his office is helping investigate a missing persons case. Sherry Lynn Babcock, 51, of Potwin, Kansas was reported missing on November 26th, but had not been seen at home since November 16th. Friends had contact with her since then and she was in the Searcy, Arkansas area as recently as November 21st.

Her car was abandoned in Ponca, Arkansas the next day and she has not been seen since. The car was unlocked and her purse and other personal valuables were left inside.

Wheeler said investigators are using phone pings, bloodhounds,  investigative interviews and other resources to try and determine where Babcock may have gone.

She is described as 5'2", 125 pounds with blue eyes and sandy blonde hair. Photographs are included with this release.

Sheriff Wheeler asks if anyone has seen Sherry Babcock since Friday, November 22nd to notify the Newton County Sheriff's Office at (870) 446-5124 or the Butler County, Kansas Sheriff's Office at (316) 322-4254.


Jeff Dezort, Newton County Times editor, has worked at the newspaper since 2001. Before that he was a reporter, photographer and assistant editor of the Harrison Daily Times.

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