Goodview woman who went missing for 36 hours has no memory of her disappearance, police say

February 6, 2019

Leigh Elizabeth Meska, the Goodview woman who went missing on her way to work last week, has no memory of her disappearance, Goodview Police Chief Kent Russell said Tuesday.

According to Russell, Meska reported that she couldn’t remember anything from the time she left for work last week Wednesday to the time she called her parents in Rockford, Ill., where she was found in good health on Thursday night.

He said Meska is now working with a medical professional to determine the cause of her memory loss.

It is still unknown what Meska was doing in Rockford or why she left in the first place.

Meska did not immediately respond to a request for comment over social media. A call to a number listed under her name went straight to voicemail that wasn’t set up.

The 31-year-old mother disappeared on her way to work at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester on Wednesday, Jan. 30, during the one of the coldest day of last week’s cold snap.

Her disappearance prompted a massive search effort involving multiple agencies, a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter and several concerned citizens who saw the story on social media and checked every back road between the Mississippi River and Rochester.

At a press conference last week on Thursday, Russell said credible evidence has since surfaced showing that Meska had made her way back to Winona at some point Wednesday and was last seen in La Crosse late Wednesday night.

Russell said she also visited Trempealeau and Rushford on Wednesday.

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