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UPDATE: Volunteers invited to information meeting in the search for missing Bates County woman

Posted: 1:34 PM, Dec 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-05 06:32:36-05
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 12.5 4:50 a.m. | An informational meeting will be held for volunteers who want to help in the search for a missing Bates County woman.

Volunteers are asked to meet in the west parking lot of the Bates County Sheriff's Office located at 6 W Fort Scott St. in Butler, Missouri at 10:30 a.m.

Following the meeting, the volunteers will be taken to an area southwest of Butler to begin the search.

Nicole Mallat was last seen Nov. 26 and has not been in contact with family or friends.

PREVIOUS |The search for a missing Bates County woman has entered a second day.

The Bates County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday on Facebook that it had activated the Southwest Major Case Squad that morning in an effort to locate Nicole S. Mallatt.

Mallatt was last seen Nov. 26 and has not been in contact with family or friends.

Police from Butler, Lamar and Nevada, Missouri, are assisting with the search along with deputies from Vernon County and Cedar County.

Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson said Tuesday that authorities do not suspect foul play at this point.

The Bates County Sheriff’s Office requested additional assistance to search the ground and waterways near Mallatt’s last known location from the Cass County Disaster Emergency Response Team, Digital Investigations, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unit and the Bates County Sheriff’s Posse.

Police also searched a part of the Marais des Cygnes River as the search expanded.

Anyone with information about Mallatt’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Bates County Sheriff’s Office at 660-679-3232.