Iowa joins search for missing Minnesota woman

Published 2:04 pm Saturday, July 9, 2011

ROCK VALLEY, Iowa — Iowa authorities have joined in the search for a missing Minnesota woman.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Friday that it is helping Minnesota law enforcement in its search for 41-year-old Lucia Perez of Worthington.

She was reported missing at the end of June. Authorities say she may have traveled to Rock Valley, Iowa, on June 27 with Bernardino Ramirez-Perez in a maroon Buick Century.

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Perez was last seen wearing a denim skirt, a black short-sleeved blouse and carrying a black backpack.