Sydney Sutherland

MISSING: 25-year-old woman vanishes after going out for a jog

Authorities in Arkansas are searching for a woman who left her home to go jogging on Wednesday and did not return.

According to KATV, Sydney Sutherland, 25, of Jackson County was last seen jogging near Highway 18 at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas told Fox 16 News that a UPS driver spotted the woman jogging. There appear to be conflicting reports about exactly where she was last seen. It is not clear who reported Sutherland missing.

According to the report, Sutherland lives near Highway 18 between Newport and Grubbs with her boyfriend.

The sheriff told Fox 16 News that police have found no indication of domestic issues.

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Sutherland reportedly had her cell phone and Apple watch with her, and Lucas said that investigators traced her phone to the area of her last known sighting. Authorities are working to retrieve location data from the Apple watch, and are also interviewing family members.

At some point on Wednesday, Sutherland went to a gym in Jonesboro, and investigators are reviewing surveillance video footage from the gym, according to Fox 16 News.

The sheriff reportedly said Sutherland is known to take walks or go jogging in the area where she was last seen.

According to information Jackson County Emergency Management gave KATV, Sutherland was wearing black athletic shorts and a white tank top. She is described as having blonde hair and brown eyes, standing 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing about 103 pounds.

Multiple agencies have reportedly joined the search, which has involved helicopters and search dogs.

Anyone with information about Sutherland’s whereabouts is urged to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 870-523-5842.

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