Whitewater police ask help to locate missing UW-Whitewater student

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Gazette staff
March 1, 2015

UPDATE, 10 A.M. MARCH 2: The missing student has been found, according to police. Read more: Missing UW-Whitewater student found, police say.

WHITEWATER—Whitewater police are asking for help in locating Lisa Helms, a UW-Whitewater student who is believed to be missing.

Helms, 23, is from Evansville and lives in Whitewater.

She was reported missing at 4:48 p.m. Sunday by her parents after spending the night in Milwaukee, according to a Whitewater Police Department news release.

Helms was last seen at 2:30 a.m. at Brewski's Sports Club located at 304 N. 76th St. on Milwaukee's west side.

The last time her parents heard from Helms was via phone at 1 a.m. Sunday when her car was stuck in snow, the release states.

Helms' car was found by State Fair Park police at 9 a.m. in West Allis, about a mile from the bar. The car was unlocked, and the keys were inside.

Helms was wearing a black coat, blue jeans, a sweater and was carrying a backpack when she was last seen walking southbound from the bar. Helms is bipolar, the release states.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Whitewater Police Department at 262-473-0555.

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