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Arapahoe County woman who disappeared in December 2023 found safe

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Feb 22, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-13 17:05:23-04

UPDATE | March 13, 2024 | An Arapahoe County woman who disappeared in December 2023 was found safe, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office announced.

Sara Astatke was found in Greenwood, Mississippi. No further details were provided.

The sheriff's office said it is working with the Greenwood Police Department on this case and will release more information after investigators speak with Astatke.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — Arapahoe County deputies believe "other people may be responsible" for a woman's disappearance two months ago, the sheriff’s office said Thursday.

Sara Astatke, 24, was last seen leaving her home on S. Beeler Way and E. Evans Place in unincorporated Arapahoe County at around 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2023. She was last seen wearing a black coat, blue jeans, black shoes and a scarf.

In a social media post on X, formerly Twitter, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said there was urgency in finding her as investigators had received information “that other people may be responsible for her disappearance.”

Astatke is Black, measures 5 foot, 7 inches in height and weighs around 120 pounds, according to deputies. She has short brown hair and in December, when she went missing, it was cut in the style of a mohawk, according to deputies.

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If you have any information on Astatke’s whereabouts, you are asked to call investigator Michaela Venezia at 720-874-3937 or

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