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Missing Fla. woman Maria Murphy's car found

Maria Murphy CBS Miami/Coral Springs Police

(CBS/AP) CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Police say they have found the car of a woman who went missing on Friday, March 16.

CBS Miami reports that Maria Murphy's black BMW was found in a parking lot Tuesday night and towed to police headquarters for processing. Police told CBS Miami that this is the first major break in the disappearance of the 45-year-old woman. They also said they believe Murphy may be in danger.

Murphy was reportedly last seen around 2 p.m. Friday, walking eastbound across U.S. 441 at Copans Road in Margate. An hour before, she conducted a bank transaction at a local Bank of America in Coral Springs.

Murphy is about 5' 10", has brown eyes, black hair and weighs 170 pounds. She has pierced ears and was last seen wearing a light-colored t-shirt and a neck strap to hold her sunglasses.

Her husband, Frank, friends, and neighbors have been passing out fliers in the hopes someone might recognize her or know what happened to her.

Anyone with information about the disappearance of Murphy is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS or 1-866-493-TIPS.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of Maria Murphy.

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