Hamilton woman reported missing has been found safe, police say

A Hamilton woman reported missing last week has been found and is safe, police said this morning.

Carlisle police searched Wednesday night and Thursday for Brandi Lynn Payne, 31, who was reported missing from Hamilton on Friday.

Payne had last been seen Aug. 17 after an argument occurred between acquaintances after a sleepover in Hamilton, according to missing persons flyers posted on social media. She was last seen leaving with friends.

On Wednesday, Carlisle police received a tip from a family member of Payne that “her body was deposited on Park Street near the railroad tracks,” said Chief Michael Bruck. Police searched the area for about two hours and returned this morning, but did not find Payne.

“There was a tip from someone who heard it from someone, who heard it from someone else, who heard it from someone else,” Bruck said.

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