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Vernon County authorities seek Stoddard woman
Leah Morgan left the Vernon County Jail, but did not return
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Vernon County authorities are seeking the whereabouts of Leah Morgan, 24, Stoddard, who left the Vernon County Jail on work release on Jan. 1 but did not return. Morgan, who is serving a four-month jail sentence for theft, was last seen on Miller St. in La Crosse. - photo by Contributed/Vernon County Sheriff's Office

Vernon County authorities are searching for a 24-year-old Stoddard woman who left the Vernon County Jail in Viroqua Jan. 1 on Huber work release  privileges and did not return.

According to a press release from Vernon County Crime Stoppers of Viroqua, Leah Morgan is serving a sentence for theft. She was last seen Jan. 1 on Miller St. in La Crosse.

The Vernon County Broadcaster in Viroqua reported that, according to the Wisconsin Circuit Court database, she was sentenced Dec. 23 to four months in jail with work release privileges following a plea agreement with prosecutors stemming from a July 2012 felony charge of theft of moveable property.

Anyone with information on Morgan’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers.

To submit a tip call 608-637-8477 or 800-657-6868; tips can also be sent via text message by texting 274637 (CRIMES) - (type VERN + tip);

Tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 and will remain anonymous.

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