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Missing Woman, Who Was Last Seen Leaving With Man From Craigslist, Found Safe

By Paula Liu

Police confirmed that a Missouri woman who went missing after meeting with a man from Craigslist has been found safe.

Robin L. Becker, 30, has been located and is not a victim of any crime, the Independence Police Department said in a missing person’s update around 3:15p.m. local time.

Becker went missing on Friday, Sept. 6 around midnight. She was last seen leaving her home on the 1100 block of N. Cottage Avenue in Independence. Police said in a statement on Facebook that she left with a man, who was described as Black, with a scar across his face, and wearing a green shirt, to go get money to buy a phone. She reportedly was buying a cell phone from him because the screen on her phone had broken.

Robin, who was described as 5’10, 160 pounds, and with red hair and brown eyes, had not been seen all weekend since then. The vehicle the man was driving was a Ford F250 believed to be between 1992 to 1995. The long-bed pickup truck did not tinted windows. Police also added they could not identify the truck’s cab style.

No further information regarding the man whom Becker met on Craigslist or where his whereabouts is available at the moment.

Police also described Becker in the report, as having last been seen wearing “a gray and white halter top, black leggings, and black shoes.”

At the time of the missing persons report, police have asked people to call authorities should anyone have sees Becker anywhere, or are in possession of knowledge that could help authorities locate the missing woman, according to the report.

Independence Police Department initially reported her as missing-endangered. Around 3:15 p.m. local time, police said she had been found safe and not a victim of any crime.

Florida Man Missing, Last Seen At A Publix Grocery Store

Earlier this year, police in Florida said that a 23-year-old man who vanished was last seen at a Publix grocery store.

Elias Quentin Ladd, a Tennessee resident, was visiting his brother in Haines City, Florida when he went missing on June 10.

He was last seen before 10 a.m. that day, according to the Haines City Police Department. His brother reported him missing on the day after.

Ladd was considered to be endangered, police said at the time.

The Tennessee man’s 2011 white Nissan Altima was located by deputies after 9 p.m. on June 11 in Babson Park.

Ladd was found safe at a local hospital on June 13.

NTD Staff Writer Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.