Missing Roeland Park woman's friends hold out hope

ROELAND PARK, Kans. - There's still no sign of Sandra Herron-Burns, a 43-year-old Roeland Park woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Police ruled out foul play but friends said the whole thing is suspicious because of everything Herron-Burns left behind.

Police found her cell phone, glasses, ID, purse, medication and even apartment keys. She didn't have a car.

"At first we didn't think she had a coat, but then we remembered she had been wearing a green jacket," Peggy Lee said, a friend of Herron-Burns.

One of the last places she was seen was at the PriceChopper across the street from her apartment in Roeland Park.

Police confirmed she did make it back there and dropped off her groceries before she disappeared on Monday, December 9. Since then, police and her friends have organized a search around the area.

A friend released a new picture Wednesday to police in hopes someone knows something and will come forward with the information.

Peggy Lee and Jane Doerflinger Met Herron-Burns almost six years ago at their church.

"She referred to me as her other mother and Sam, my husband who passed, referred to her as our other child," Doerflinger said. "His death had an impact on her and a great aunt who passed a day before he did had an impact."

Jane's husband's funeral was the last time she saw Sandy, just days before she disappeared.

"She hugged me and we hugged each other and what we said was, ‘We'll take care of each other,'" she said.   

Herron-Burns has family on the east coast and has lived in Kansas City for a little more than 10 years.
She is on medication for a mental health issue; unfortunately her medication was found in her apartment.

Her friends are keeping her apartment and everything the same for her.  If you recognize her please call police or the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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