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Trucker’s report puts missing Centre County woman in Texas

A Julian woman who has been missing since she jumped from a moving vehicle in July on Interstate 80 has been sighted in Texas, according to her family.

The family of Susan Bachman said they believe the woman took a ride from a truck driver Aug. 21.

“Based on our conversation with the driver, we are convinced that it was indeed Susan who rode with him,” her brother, Will Bachman, said in an email.

State police previously received news of a sighting in August. A truck driver said he had picked her up in Pennsylvania on July 10 at a truck stop off Interstate 80, the same road where she jumped out of a moving car on July 4 as her parents were driving her to a voluntary stay at the Clarion Psychiatric Center.

The truck driver said he dropped her off at a truck stop near Gary, Ind., and that she wanted to continue west.

Bachman left her wallet, credit cards and cellphone in a barn after jumping from the car.

They were found with the help of search dogs the day she disappeared.

In the latest sighting, a driver reported picking Bachman up at a truck stop in Tahoka, Texas, and taking her to Sweetwater, Texas. Bachman declined to go farther with the driver, saying she wanted to instead go westbound.

The driver reported the sighting after seeing a missing-person flier at a truck stop in Cheyenne, Wyo.

The family has set up a tip line and asks that anyone who sees Bachman to call 530-FIND-SUE (530-346-3783).

The family also has established a Facebook group where anyone with information can post updates, www.facebook.com/findsusanbachman.

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