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Police seek help in search for missing Las Vegas woman, 49

Updated Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 | 6:43 p.m.

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Marybeth Franta

UPDATED STORY: Coroner: Body found behind grocery store is missing teacher

Metro Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 49-year-old Las Vegas school teacher missing since Saturday.

Mary Beth Franta left her home about 7 p.m. Saturday in the 4300 block of Cranbrook Circle, near Torrey Pines Drive and Harmon Avenue, and didn't return, police said. She was driving a gray 2002 Mazda Tribute sport utility vehicle with Nevada license plate 236TAA.

Police said she has a tattoo of a moon on her left ankle, pierced ears and a cross necklace. According to a Clark County School District website, Franta is a science teacher at Irwin and Susan Molasky Junior High School.

Police are asking hotel-casinos workers, motels, hospitals and retail workers to check registration records, parking lots and surrounding areas for Franta or her vehicle.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Metro’s Missing Persons Unit at (702) 828-5678.

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