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Missing Oklahoma City mom, runner found safe, friend says

Leslie Driskill, the Oklahoma City runner reported missing last week, has been found safe and is in the care of loved ones, friend and fellow runner David Bach said Sunday afternoon.

A missing person report was filed last week after the 34-year-old distance runner had not been seen or heard from since Tuesday morning.

Driskill has run more than 30 marathons, including the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in a unicorn costume. Driskill and Bach became the Last Place Unicorns two years ago, bringing up the rear and offering encouragement to runners who might be struggling.

"The Last Place Unicorns appreciate all the assistance," Bach said after Driskill was found.

She went missing Tuesday. According to friends, she talked to a co-worker at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and was not seen or heard from for several days. A missing person report was filed with the Oklahoma City Police on Friday.

Driskill was found Sunday, on what would've been the day of the Memorial Marathon had it not been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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