Woman reported missing at Turfway Park found safe

BOONE CO., KY (FOX19) - A missing Cincinnati woman has been found safe after being reported missing from Turfway Spiral Stakes.

Diana Backscheider, 44 of Cincinnati, Ohio was reported missing on Sunday morning around 8:30. She was last seen Saturday evening leaving the event with her boyfriend and another female friend when they discovered their car wouldn't start due to a dead battery.

While the boyfriend called Turfway security, Backscheider walked across the parking lot toward parked police cruisers leaving her purse and all belongings behind. After Turfway personnel jumped the dead battery, Backscheider still hadn't returned.

First responders checked area businesses, hotels, taxi services, jails, and hospitals to no avail.  Backscheider had consumed alcohol while attending the event but was reported not to be intoxicated.

Officers say that Backscheider was found safe on Sunday morning. Deputies are currently looking into the specifics of the circumstances.

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