Sunday, June 24, 2012 , Updated 10:31 p.m., June 25, 2012
UPDATEDx2: Missing Plano mom Janice Klein found at DFW Airport
We do not yet know how she got to the airport.
About a thousand volunteers helped with a massive grassroots search over the weekend. The Facebook page Find Janice Klein is flooded with well wishes now that Klein has been identified and is in a hospital.
Travis Klein, missing woman Klein's son, posted to Facebook early Monday morning, "spoke to my mom for the first time in 60 hours. My eternal thanks to family, friends, and the God who holds it all."
[UPDATE x2: Details were not available to describe how she got to the airport, or why, but the DMN reports a new bit of information: that she was found on the public side of terminal D at the airport. They also report that Klein's husband, Robert Klein, said they're considering the incident health-related and don't think they will "ever fully know what happened during the two days she was missing."]
Plano Police Chief Gregory W. Rushin said, “We are glad for the safe return of Mrs. Klein. Due to the extreme heat over the weekend, the level of concern was increased drastically, and a well orchestrated search effort was managed by the family and members of the Custer Road United Methodist Church. Citizens from across the community came together to help and Mrs. Klein was identified from news coverage by the media. I wish to express my thanks to all who participated in this successful effort.”
Original story: Nearly every hour on Sunday, friends posted to the Find Janice Klein Facebook page, trying to give ideas as to where a search team can look for the missing Plano woman. Police do not believe there has been any foul play.
Klein was last seen Friday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. at her house on Salerno Circle in Plano. Her purse, cell phone, and vehicle are still at the house. She may be wearing gray sweatpants and a green shirt and is 5'5", 145 pounds, and has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Police said over the weekend they do not have any developments in the case, other than a possible sighting at Williams Sonoma that has not been confirmed. Facebook followers say there was also an unconfirmed sighting of Klein at Frankford and Hillcrest. Volunteers have handed out 9,000 missing person fliers in the area, and PegNews staffer Shannon Sutlief says that she received a phone call recording about Klein's disappearance. Ross Perot, Jr. offered his helicopter for the search.
Klein's husband Robert Klein told NBCDFW his wife "hadn’t been feeling great lately suffering from headaches but there was no indication she would take off."
The search team is based at the Daffron Elementary school gym in Plano. Volunteers say that anyone who can help look for Klein can join the search. They will start Monday, June 25 at 8 a.m.
Police ask anyone with information to call 972-424-5678 or 911.
Her family has offered a $10,000 reward for information about Klein's whereabouts, WFAA reports.
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