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UPDATE: No signs of foul play in Crawfordsville woman's disappearance

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Sharon Ruth Hopf Sharon Ruth Hopf

Authorities say there are no signs of foul play in the disappearance of a Crawfordsville woman last week.

Eight days after 45 year old Sharon Hopf's disappearance, her family is asking her to come home.

"We want Sharon to know that we understand the stress that she has recently been under and just want her to contact us to let us know that she is okay," said Sharon's husband Perry.

Sharon Hopf was last seen Jan. 5, when she left her home around 7 a.m. to go to work. Officials say she did not arrive at her job at Hopf Home Furnishings in Kalona.

Washington County authorities held a press conference with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations and the family of the missing woman on Friday morning to discuss developments in the case.

The 45-year-old's car was located near St. Louis over the weekend. The car was locked and there were no keys, but investigators say Hopf's phone, license, credit cards and a gas receipt were inside the car. Fingerprints and DNA were collected and authorities say there was no sign of other people in the car.

At the press conference, investigators also released information about Hopf's activities before her disappearance. They say she wrote herself an employee bonus check two days before her disappearance.  The next day, she deleted a series of emails at work. Authorities say they have not been able to recover the emails.

"How it was termed by her coworkers, it was very odd of her that she was deleting emails," said Special Agent Jeff Uhlmeyer with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

On the day she disappeared, Hopf filled up her car with gas in Ainsworth.  Nobody has heard from her since.  Investigators say Hopf never contacted family living in Missouri and Texas.

Anyone with information about Sharon Hopf's whereabouts is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 319-653-2107 or 1-800-TIPS-492.

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