Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 | 12:51 p.m.
Metro Police found the car of Jena Chisholm in Las Vegas Thursday evening and said she was spotted in town, but police and her family are still trying to find the missing woman from Kentucky.
Metro Police are assisting in the search for Chisholm, 20, who left her northern Kentucky home on Dec. 19. Chisholm's family reported her missing after she failed to show up for doctor's appointment Dec. 26.
Chisholm's car, a powder blue 2006 Volkswagen Beetle, was found around 7 p.m. Thursday near Sierra Vista Drive and Cambridge Street.
Officer Laura Meltzer said someone made contact with her last night without realizing that she was reported missing. Officers are trying to contact her, but police have not issued a critical missing person report.
Police officers want to contact Chisholm, but there are no signs yet that Chisholm is in danger and Metro Police have not issued a critical missing person report, Meltzer said.
"The flier goes out when the situation meets the criteria for doing so," Meltzer said. "If you put out a flier for every person who goes missing, you'd stop getting people to pay attention. There are runaways, people who voluntarily leave home. We put out the critical search flier when it warrants it, when the person is suspected to be in danger or when there are other suspicious circumstances."
Chisholm had told some of her family of plans to go to Las Vegas. Her dog, Chamber, was then found tied to a fence at the Diamond Inn Motel, across from Mandalay Bay on the Strip.
Chisholm's family has set up a Facebook page to help locate her.
According to her family, they used a phone tracking application that indicated Chisholm went to Las Vegas, then to Los Angeles and back to Las Vegas. Her phone is no longer on, and cannot be tracked, according to the family's messages on Facebook.
Chisholm's family has said on Facebook that she loved her dog, and they believe it is suspicious that the dog was found unattended.
Chisholm is 5 feet 1 inch tall and 110 pounds. She has two tattoos, one of a rag doll on her left clavicle, and a large red and black tattoo over her right ribs.
Any one with information is asked to call Metro Police at (702) 828-3111.