LINCOLN–(News Release Feb. 2)– UPDATE FROM LANCASTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Tuesday evening:
“The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has located Dana Benitez in Lincoln, Nebraska and is no longer considering her a missing person. She was located at 5:50 pm on February 2, 2021. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all those who assisted with the case and our partner agencies. ”
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office had been asking for assistance from the public in locating Dana Benitez from rural Raymond, NE.
Benitez had been missing in the area of HWY 34 and NW 42nd since approximately 10:45 pm on January 31, 2021. At that time, she was a passenger in a pickup that slid off the road and got stuck in a ditch. The driver told authorities he went to get help but Benitez was gone when he returned. Per the driver, Benitez did not have a coat or other winter clothes with her.