Deputies searching for missing woman who hitchhiked south

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Karen Borchardt. (WPEC){ }

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a woman who was reported missing in Vero Beach.

On Thursday, Karen Borchardt is believed to have left 7820 14th Lane on foot and hitchhiked a ride south.

IRCSO says she was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt with a dark blue ball cap and faded jeans.

According to a sheriff’s release, her most recent known location was in West Palm Beach in the North Lake Blvd area.

Deputies are urging to contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers with any information on Borchardt at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477).