UPDATE: Debra Jean Zimmerman has been FOUND!

Debra Zimmerman

UPDATE Jan. 29 9:55 a.m.: Debra Zimmerman has been FOUND.

“We are still trying to determine the exact circumstances behind her disappearance but we do not suspect any foul play,” Sgt. Doug Jenkins said.

Debra is currently being evaluated at a local hospital and possibly being treated for hypothermia.


The Des Moines Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing and endangered adult.

The family of Debra Jean Zimmerman filed a missing person report on Wednesday, Jan. 28, saying that Debra was dropped off by a taxi cab at Highline Medical Center at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday so she could receive medical treatment.

“When a taxi cab returned to the hospital at about 4:30 p.m. to pick her up, she was not there,” Sgt. Doug Jenkins said. “The family is extremely concerned and is hoping you can help find Debra.”

Her current whereabouts are unknown, and she does not have a cell phone or a vehicle.

Debra is a 53-year old white female. She has gray thinning hair, is five feet seven inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. She was last seen wearing a light blue fleece jacket and blue jeans. She also walks with a cane.

At about 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning a state-wide alert regarding Debra was sent out using the Endangered Missing Person Alert system.

If you see Debra please call 911 immediately.

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