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Mason City woman listed as missing

This news story was published on February 21, 2014.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City woman has been reported missing since Wednesday.

According to police, on Wednesday, February 19th, at 4:22 pm, the family of 29-year-old Samantha L. Matous reported that she was dropped off at the Minneapolis airport on Sunday, February 16th to take a flight to see a relative out of state. On Wednesday, the family member reported that she never arrived at the relative’s location. She does not answer her cell phone.

Samantha is 29 years old and lives in Mason City. Anyone with information on Samantha’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact Mason City police at 641-421-3636.

Samantha is currently entered in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database as a missing person. No photo was made available.

Samantha L Matous:
Age At Report: 29
Age Now: 29
Weight: 240 lbs.
Height: 5’07”
Race: White
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Hazel
Sex: Female
Incident Type: Other adult missing

Samantha was last seen wearing jeans, black jacket and white tennis shoes.

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10 Responses to Mason City woman listed as missing

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 5, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Almost 3 weeks since he went missing, and the police still havn’t found out if she bought a plane ticket, pased through security ( wich takes a photo ID and boarding pass) got on a plane ( boarding passes are scanned) got off a plane ( security cameras in every airport show departing)

    Inept Iowa police?

  2. ?? 2 Reply Report comment

    February 26, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    No she has not been found as of yet

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 26, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Has she been found?

  4. Merlyn Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    While I’m not sure why a photo was not submitted originally, that is something easy to fix. Also, while children get an instant response to a missing report it does take at least three days for an adult to be considered missing in many states.

  5. Really? Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Way to bring weight into this… you win the douche bag of the year award. ASS HOLES are easily spotted average looking people blend into a crowd. As for her not being reported IF I AM CORRECT it usually takes an adult being missing a certain amount of time before effort is put into locating them or announcing it. Heres to hoping she just decided to take her own journey vs. something more tragic.

  6. Anne Frank Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Exactly what we were thinking, looking at the common everyday factors of life. Can’t be that hard minimal effort would be expected.

  7. ?? Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Something doesn’t make sense here – why is there no photo listed? Did she have a plane ticket in advance? Why didn’t they report her missing until three days after she didn’t arrive at relative’s house?

    • ?? 2 Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2014 at 9:11 pm

      Agreed. I hope they are investigating this, couldn’t be that hard for them to look at bank records or airport records to see if there was a ticket and where to if it wasn’t family member?

    • Jonathan Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2014 at 12:18 am

      This is my cousin. She was not immediately reported missing as there was a thought that we knew where she had gone. This was looked into, and we found that she was not where we had suspected. The only ticket she had in advance that we know of was the plane ticket to where the relative she was going to visit is. I have no idea why a photo was not included, and here is a link to a photo posted by Merlyn, above:

  8. MAMA.D. Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I pray they find her safe and sound!!