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Update: Missing woman found safe, reunited with family

Rochester police say Magen Atkins has been located.

The 30-year-old woman missing in Rochester has been found safe.

The Rochester Police Department late Thursday announced Magen Atkins "has been located and reunited with family."

Atkins hadn't been seen since leaving a Rochester hotel on May 12, with some of her belongings found at a nearby park. 

You can read the original story and the first update below.

Previous update - 9:30 a.m. May 20, 2021

The woman Rochester police say hasn't been seen for a week now called authorities to say she was OK – but the department is still trying to locate her and confirm she is safe.

Magen Atkins, 30, was last seen leaving a Rochester hotel on May 12. Later that day, some of Atkins' belongings were found in Indian Heights Park.

On Wednesday, the department asked for the public's help locating Atkins.

That led to a call from Atkins, according to an update from Rochester police. She apparently left a voicemail with an investigator saying she was OK. Family members listened to the message and confirmed it was indeed Atkins.

But Rochester police said they "still need help locating her to make sure she is safe."

Police again ask anyone with information about Atkins' whereabouts to contact their investigator at 507-328-6898. If anyone sees her, they should call 911 or 507-328-6800. When last seen, she was wearing dark pants, a white T-shirt, white shoes and glasses.

You can read the original story from Wednesday afternoon below.

Original story

Rochester police are asking for the public's help locating a missing woman not seen for a week.

Magen Atkins, 30, was last seen on May 12, the police department said Wednesday, leaving a hotel on Wood Lake Drive SE. At the time, she was wearing dark pants, a white T-shirt, white shoes and glasses.

Later that day, some of Atkins' belongings were found in Indian Heights Park, in the northwest area of the city.

Police are asking anyone with information about Atkins' whereabouts to contact their investigator at 507-328-6898. If anyone sees her, they should call 911 or 507-328-6800.

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