Glasgow police ask for public's help in search for missing woman

2012-10-07T16:24:00Z 2012-10-08T08:05:05Z Glasgow police ask for public's help in search for missing womanGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
October 07, 2012 4:24 pm  • 

Glasgow Police Chief Bruce Barstad is asking for the public's help in finding a Montana woman believed to be missing since Oct. 2.

Cynthia K. Picton, 42, was last seen in the Glasgow area driving a gray 2006 Nissan Altima with a Montana license plate of 6-25871A.

She is described as white, 5'6" and weighing 105 pounds with shoulder-length blond hair.

Barstad said that she may be with a 36-year-old white man named Robert Keith Briscoe, who is described as 5'7", 160 pounds and with short dark hair and a noticeable receding hairline. He was last seen wearing a camouflage coat and blue jeans.

Picton recently came to Glasgow and has been staying a hotel there. Barstad said that an employee at the hotel had befriended Picton and reported her missing.

Authorities are still piecing together whether any foul play is involved and don't know where Picton may have gone. She and Briscoe, who is not from Montana, aren't strangers to each other, Barstad said.

"We haven't heard anything yet," he said. "We’re more concerned about her safety at this point."

Police in Glasgow are working with authorities across the region and have put out alerts on Picton, her car and Briscoe.

A photo of Picton wasn't immediately available, but Barstad said he'd be able to provide one soon.

Anyone with information on Picton's whereabouts is asked to call the Glasgow Police Department at 406-228-4333.

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