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Missing San Marcos woman, 27, located in Escondido

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated at 1:30 a.m. June 27

SAN MARCOS — A 27-year-old San Marcos woman who was reported missing after a night out at the Pala Casino has been located and authorities said this morning the report of her being missing was a misunderstanding.

Deputies from the Sheriff’s San Marcos station received a radio call at 10:35 p.m. Thursday regarding a missing person, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The caller told deputies that Katelyn Schwindt posted a message on her Facebook page indicating she was at Pala Casino on Wednesday night and she thought she was possibly drugged and assaulted, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies and detectives from the San Marcos station investigated her whereabouts, but were unable to locate her.

Schwindt was located Friday in Escondido in good health and told police there that her being reported missing was a misunderstanding.

Earlier

SAN MARCOS — Authorities sought the public’s help today to find a 27-year-old woman who went missing from Pala Casino.

Deputies from the Sheriff’s San Marcos station received a radio call around 10:35 p.m. Thursday regarding a missing person, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The caller told deputies that Katelyn Schwindt posted a message on her Facebook page indicating she was at Pala Casino on Wednesday night and she thought she was possibly drugged and assaulted, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies and detectives from the San Marcos station investigated her whereabouts, but were unable to locate her.

Schwindt was described as a 5-foot-5 white woman who weighs around 135 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 27.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-510-5200.