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posted: 6/15/2013 9:05 PM

Cary police search for woman missing 14 years

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Cary police searched Saturday for a Chicago woman who went missing in the area 14 years ago, authorities said.

Twenty-eight-year-old Wendy M. Kimura was last seen walking near Route 14 on May 21, 1999, after she had taken a train to Fox River Grove to spend the night with a friend who lived on the 200 block of Northwest Highway.

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Authorities began searching the area early Saturday by Jack's Channel, off the Fox River near the Arlington Club subdivision on the 200 block of Northwest Highway, Cary Police Sgt. Scott Naydenoff said.

The search involved the Cary Police Department, the Cary Fire Protection District, and the Illinois State Police, he said. The search included the use of a boat, he added.

"There's no immediate plans to go back out there," said Interim Police Chief Ed Fetzer, adding that Saturday's search lasted about 10 hours.

Fetzer said he didn't have any further comments regarding the results of the search.

On Friday, police they began the search after receiving new information in the case.

Kimura is described as an Asian female with black hair and brown eyes, 4 feet, 11 inches tall and 100 pounds.

She was last seen wearing a St. Edward's school jacket with red trim and the word "April" stitched on the front in red lettering.

She had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Anyone with information should call Cary police at (847) 639-2341.

• Daily Herald staff writer Jessica Cilella contributed to this report.

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