UPDATE - 9:30 a.m.

Lewis County Sheriff David Parrish reports that Michelle Beard is now safe back at LaBelle Manor Care Center.


The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office would like your help to locate a missing LaBelle woman.

Sheriff David Parrish reports that 35 year old Michelle Brand, a resident of the LaBelle Manor Care Facility, checked herself out of the facility about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Brand told personnel at the home she would be home before bedtime.

Brand, who is a quadriplegic, has not yet returned to the home. She was last seen with an unknown friend in Kahoka about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Brand is considered endangered because of her medical condition and her family is concerned for her physical well being.

She was last seen wearing a fuchsia t-shirt and black yoga pants.

If you have information on the whereabouts of Michelle Brand, you’re asked to contact the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office or your local law enforcement agency.