Kasey Alert Canceled After Missing Tulsa Woman Found Safe

Oklahoman Highway Patrol and Tulsa Police said that Katie Vaclaw was last seen Friday night while attending a Prom at the Cox Business Center downtown

Monday, February 12th 2024, 11:23 am

By: News On 6

A Kasey Alert has been canceled after a missing Tulsa woman was found in a safe condition on Monday.

Oklahoman Highway Patrol and Tulsa Police said that Vaclaw, 40, disappeared Friday night after attending a prom at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa. The alert went out just before 11:30 on Monday. Vaclaw's family confirmed to News On 6 that she had been found and was safe just after 1:30 p.m.

What is a Kasey Alert?

The Kasey Alert is a statewide alert for adults between the ages of 18 and 59 who are considered critically missing. The notifications are named after Kasey Russel, a 29-year-old Tahlequah man and Cherokee Nation citizen who went missing in 2016.

Kasey Alerts are meant to help police find adults who go missing under suspicious circumstances.

The new system went into effect in 2023 thanks to House Bill 1077. Oklahoma lawmakers said the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women organization, tribal programs, loved ones and their families all played a part in the law passing.


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