PLANO — Plano police have asked for the public's help to find a woman who vanished on Friday afternoon.
A Department of Public Safety helicopter and a search and rescue team with dogs was set to join the search for Janice Klein, 47, who hasn't been seen since she told her daughter she was going to sit in the backyard of her home in the 4500 block of Salerno Circle.
Her family has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to her return. They said Klein had been suffering from stomach pains and headaches before she went missing, and that could have triggered disorientation.
Investigators said they have no reason to believe foul play is involved in Klein's disappearance; personal items including her purse, cell phone and vehicle are not missing.
"Leaving without her ID is very puzzling," said Plano police spokesman Andrae Smith. "We hope we can figure it out soon."
Friends, family members and police joined a neighborhood search for Klein on Saturday. They distributed fliers with Klein's photo all across Plano.
"I wanted to come out and help any way we can," said Klein's friend Lauri Smith. "She's just a precious, precious lady. We love her family. We are just concerned about her."
Some of the volunteer teams focused on the area near Park Boulevard and Preston Road, more than three miles from Klein's home, where a manager at the Williams-Sonoma store told police that a woman matching her description was seen on Friday afternoon.
No surveillance video was available, but investigators were talking with the manager.
Klein is described as white female 5'-5" tall, 145 lbs., with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a green shirt with gray pants.
Contact Plano police at 972-424-5678 or your local law enforcement agency if you have any information about Janice Klein.