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Police ask for help finding missing Orem woman
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Orem police and rangers in Zion National Park are looking for a 31-year-old woman missing for more than a week.

Family of Sarah Jensen say she left Orem in her vehicle on May 25 to go camping in southern Utah. She hasn't been heard from since, said Orem police Sgt. Craig Gaines.

"Right now there's no reason to believe there is anything suspicious about her disappearance. But it is odd for her to not have contacted anybody," Gaines said.

Jensen's mother was able to access her bank records and discovered Jensen used her credit card in Beaver and stayed a night at the Best Western Zion Park Inn in Springville on May 25, Gaines said.

Jensen bought a pass for Zion National Park, purchased camping gear and withdrew cash on May 26, he said. Gaines said Jensen's family reported it is not out of her character to disappear for a day or two, but it its unusual for her to take off for a week and not call someone, he said.

Jensen told her boyfriend on May 25 that she planned to go camping, but didn't specify how long she planned to be gone, Gaines said. He said Jensen has no history of mental illness, depression or other heath problems that would put her at risk on a trip alone.

Authorities are asking the public to report any sign of Jensen. She is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 115 pounds with blue eyes and shoulder-length blonde hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt, Gaines said.

She often wears a necklace with in the shape of a letter "S." She has three tattoos including a sun on the middle of her upper back, a "character" near her belly button and Japanese writing on her lower back, Gaines said.

Jensen's vehicle is a silver 2002 Toyota Corolla with Utah license plates "Z725DE". The car has two bumper stickers which read "DeVotchKa" and "Abide" -- references to a band and the movie "Big Lebowski."

Anyone with information on Jensen is asked to contact the Orem Police Department at 801-229-7070.

-- Melinda Rogers

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