Police find new clue in search for missing Roeland Park woman

ROELAND PARK, Kan. - A new clue widened the search for a missing Roeland Park woman as her friends remember bringing her in from the cold years ago.

Debbie Winter admitted it was a sad choir practice at St. Mark's Church Wednesday night—missing Sandra Herron-Burns, 43, left a void.

"She has got a crazy sense of humor," Winter said. "We just have a great time together."

It was church members who noticed that Herron-Burns, who was wandering around the church, was homeless. They invited her in three years ago and instantly found friendship.

Church members helped Herron-Burns, who battles mental illness, get an apartment and state assistance.

Now police need help finding her.

No one has seen her since Monday; police knew she had shopped at the Roland Park Price Chopper.

Thursday, they learned she bought some Vanilla Coke. Chief Rex Taylor called it a significant clue as police and a cadaver dog searched around her apartment complex.

If they found the coke in her apartment, she likely made it home from the store.

They did find it there Thursday. Now police don't know when she left or where she could be.

Contact the Roeland Park Police Department or call 474-TIPS. 

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