Missing Air Force Major

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A U.S. Air Force officer who disappeared in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, three days ago was supposed to return to her family in Colorado Springs this week.

Major Jill Metzger went missing on Tuesday afternoon after being separated from a group of servicemen while visiting a department store. She was stationed at the Manas Airbase, supporting operations in nearby Afghanistan.

Kyrgyzstan's police chief says the 33-year-old was NOT kidnapped and has NOT received any demands for ransom, but Air Force officials say nothing has been ruled out.

Meztger's father, John Metzger, said in a telephone interview yesterday the family was waiting and praying for good news.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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