Police in Grafton are apparently focusing their search for a missing woman on a culvert that empties into the Mississippi River. Grafton Police tell the Big Z they are still treating the disappearance of 42-year-old Heather Bardsley as a missing person or endangered person case and are not ready to treat it as a recovery operation.
Bardsley hasn’t been seen since the night after Christmas when she was reportedly dropped off near her home. Grafton Police Chief Marshal Lewis says divers have checked a culvert that drains into the Mississippi River, but came upon a log jam. He tells the Big Z they need the river to drop a little more to get back in there for a closer look.
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Bardsley was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and zebra print rubber rain boots. Again, Lewis says they will treat this as a missing person case until there is reason not to. If you have information on her whereabouts, you’re asked to call Grafton Police at 618-786-3354.