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Missing Tulsa woman's car found; chase suspect questioned as witness

Kathy Hemphill was last seen in October 2017 at her northwest Tulsa home. The TCSO is investigating her as a missing person. (TCSO)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- Investigators have found a car wanted in connection with a missing persons case in Tulsa County.

Kathy Hemphill's white 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser was found Friday morning in Cleveland. Deputies will process the vehicle for evidence as soon as possible.

Hemphill was last seen in October at her home in northwest Tulsa, and deputies have long believed her car held clues to her disappearance. The last person seen driving Hemphill's car as recently as this week, according to the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, was John David Lee who led deputies on a multi-county manhunt Thursday.

Lee was eventually arrested and after interviewing him this morning deputies found Hemphill's car in Lee's hometown of Cleveland.

According to TCSO, Lee is not a suspect in Hemphill's disappearance but a witness. Lee is currently jailed in Pawnee County.

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