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Charred remains of missing Ark. police dispatcher's car found in forest

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(CBS) HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. - Law enforcement officials are searching for a missing Arkansas police dispatcher after finding her vehicle, burned and abandoned in the Ouachita National Forest.

FOX affiliate KLRT-TV reports Dawna Natzke, 46, and a mother of three, was last seen Dec. 21 leaving a Christmas party in Hot Springs Village. She worked as a police dispatcher in the town.

The charred remains of Natzke's 1997 teal green Ford Escort Wagon were uncovered by police three days later in the National Forest. According KLRT-TV, the car has been sent to a state crime lab for investigation.

On Monday, dog teams were reportedly called to search the area, but uncovered no trace of the missing dispatcher.

Natzke is described as a 5-foot-6 woman with brown hair and blonde highlights.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is being urged to call police at (501)922-0011.


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