Farmington police still looking woman missing since Nov. 1

Reported sighting in Rochester; concerns for safety

The Farmington Police Department believes Laura Jean Simonson, who has been missing since Nov. 1, was seen at the Apache Mall in Rochester as recently as last week, but the department still considers her a missing person and would like to get in contact with her.

“We are concerned for her well-being, but a spotting of last week, that’s good,” Farmington Det. Sgt. Lee Hollatz said. “We do believe her well-being is at risk, with some of the things she’s been dealing with. She’s probably without her medication.”

The department issued a missing person alert last week after Simonson’s family had not heard from her in about a month. Simonson is a 37-year-old white female who is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 105 pounds, with strawberry-blonde hair and blue eyes.

Her mother, with whom she often stayed, lives in Farmington, and her family is concerned for her well-being, according to Hollatz.

The department is actively investigating her disappearance.

“It appears she has chosen to leave, but we don’t know that until we can talk with her,” Hollatz said. “Especially with the weather the way it is, it’s been unbearable out there. We have no idea if she’s homeless or what’s happening.”

She has young children. They are safe and not with her.

To share information about this case, call 651-280-6700.

“The Rochester area shelters, different businesses and police department have all been notified,” Hollatz said.