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Posted: Feb 11, 2024 2:52 PMUpdated: Feb 12, 2024 3:49 PM

UPDATE: Katie Vaclaw Found Safe

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A Bartlesville family has been reconnected.


40-year old Katie Vaclaw hadn't been seen since attending a prom event in Tulsa for those with special needs, but a family member has said Katie has been found and is safe, as of Monday afternoon. After being found at a Tulsa shelter, the family is working in conjunction with Volunteers of America to work through the judicial proceedings of getting Katie back.


Below is the previous story

A Bartlesville family is asking for help in locating their daughter and sibling with developmental disabilities after she went missing Friday night in Tulsa.

40-year-old Katie Vaclaw, who lives at a residential facility in Tulsa, was attending a prom event Friday at the Cox Business Convention Center in downtown Tulsa, celebrating those with special needs.

According to reports, she told her friend she needed to use the restroom at the prom, but never returned. She was last seen at the prom around 9 p.m. Friday.

A caregiver has filed a missing person report with the Tulsa Police Department and has notified Katie’s family in Bartlesville.

Katie is described as 4 foot, 5 inches tall, and weighs about 102 pounds with light brown hair and brown eyes. Katie was last seen wearing a peach dress. She suffers from Prader-Willi Sydrome and has the demeanor of a young child.

Katie is believed to be somewhere in the Tulsa area, where caregivers, friends and family have been searching for her. If you have any information on Katie’s location, contact Tulsa Police at 918-596-9222. There is also a private number to call, 405-923-1269.


Photo of Katie and missing person poster courtesy of the Vaclaw family.

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