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HPD: 22-year-old woman found safe

Veronica Sweet Photo Credit: Hazard Police Department
Veronica Sweet Photo Credit: Hazard Police Department(WYMT)
Published: Jan. 24, 2021 at 6:06 PM EST
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) -

UPDATE 12:40 p.m. 1/25/21:

Hazard Police confirmed that Veronica Sweet has been located and found safe.

Original Story:

Officials with Hazard Police Department confirmed a golden alert with WYMT.

James East, Deputy Chief, says 22-year-old Veronica Sweet left a mental health facility Saturday around 7:00 p.m.

“We received a call from a local residential care facility on Saturday evening stating that a female Veronica Sweet had walked away and we have been actively searching for her since,” said East. “We have reached out to several different businesses and individuals and we are currently working on a few tips that we have received. "

Sweet is 5 foot, 6 inches tall with blue eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a dark blue hoodie and black and white pants.

“Our main concern is just making sure that the person is safe. We want to get them to a safe location get them checked out and make sure that everything is all right as far as their health is concerned and then we’ll go from there getting them back to where they belong,” said East

If you have any information on Sweet’s whereabouts you are asked to call Hazard Police at 606-436-2222.

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Posted by Hazard Police Department on Sunday, January 24, 2021

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