A Niobrara woman missing since Sept. 25 has been found alive.
Boyd County Sheriff Chuck Wrede confirmed Thursday night that 37-year old Amy Heiser has been arrested and is now in custody of law enforcement. More details on the arrest will be released Friday.
A press release issued shortly after disappearance stated that the sheriff’s office located her black 2000 GMC Yukon Denali at the public landing of Sunshine Bottom on the Missouri River on September 26 at approximately 12:30 p.m. Heiser was not found near the vehicle, but the sheriff’s office says that items obtained in the vehicle lead authorities to believe she may have gone into the river.
The Boyd County Sheriff’s Office then contacted numerous other agencies to assist in the search for Heiser, including the Nebraska State Patrol, who lists Heiser as a missing person with an active search out to locate her.
Thousands of man hours, hundreds of people and more than a dozen agencies joined the search to locate Heiser. Air patrol units and water units also assisted in the search of the area from the Sunshine Bottom public landing northeast of Lynch to an area near Verdel in northwestern Knox County.
Authorities had been looking for Heiser for more than a month. She was set to appear in Holt County District Court on September 29 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.