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UPDATED at 9 a.m with alert canceled.

An alert for a missing Troy, Mo., woman has been canceled, though she hasn't been found.

The "endangered person advisory" was issued by the Missouri Highway Patrol Wednesday night for Stephani J. Johnston, 52, but said Thursday morning that she was no longer considered endangered, though she hadn't been found.

Other details of the alert cancellation were not immediately available, but Lincoln County authorities said they had never considered her endangered and had not evidence she vanished under suspicious circumstances. 

The alert emailed by the Missouri Highway Patrol said that Johnston's told deputies he had last seen his wife at 7 a.m. Jan. 18 but had not reported her missing.

The Highway Patrol alert said the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office had been asked to check on Johnston by someone on Jan. 23. That person said they had last seen her on Jan. 11.

Johnston is white, 5-foot-8 and weighs 171 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes. She drives a silver 2008 GMC Yukon Denali XL with the license plate MP6S3H. The SUV was last seen southbound on North Lincoln Drive in Troy, the Sheriff's Office said.

The Missouri Highway Patrol alert referred to Johnston as "endangered," but a spokesman for the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said his agency does not have any evidence that she is in danger, just that she has disappeared.

Lt. Andy Binder of the Sheriff's Office said his office had entered the details of Johnston's disappearance into a statewide database last month, as they do routinely in such cases.

He said his office didn't ask for a public alert to be issued about Johnston because there is no evidence that she vanished under suspicious circumstances. "She doesn't meet 'endangered' for our policies or procedures," Binder said.

Anyone who has seen Johnston or her vehicle or has any information related to her whereabouts is urged to call 911 or the Sheriff's Office at 636-528-8546, Ext. 3233.

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