UPDATED: Bemidji woman found safe

UPDATED: Stephanie Jo Chupp was found safe in Montana, according to a release sent Thursday from Bemidji Police Captain David LaZella.

Detectives collaborated with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office that confirmed Stephanie was safe, unharmed, and left the Bemidji area of her own volition.

The Bemidji Police Department thanks the many agencies and citizens that assisted in finding Stephanie.


The Bemidji Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a 23-year-old woman.

According to a release, Stephanie Jo Chupp was reported missing by her roommates and coworkers Tuesday and has not been in contact with co-workers or friends since Sunday.

Stephanie is described as a white female with a fair complexion, she has blue eyes and long brown hair, and she is 5’2″ and 200 pounds.

Stephanie’s family lives in Stearns County but she has not been in contact with any family members.

She may be driving her ’98 Grand Prix, which is a white coupe with MN plates 655-RVZ.

Anyone with information can contact the Bemidji Police Department at 333-9111, or contact CrimeStoppers of Minnesota to submit a tip anonymously to possibly qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.


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