Authorities asking for assistance in search for missing person

By KBJR News 1

Tori Jean Grace Bess

October 10, 2013 Updated Oct 10, 2013 at 11:43 AM CDT

Eveleth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Authorities are asking for the public's help to locate a 36 year old woman who was last seen back in February.

Tori Jean Grace Bess was staying with someone in Eveleth when she abruptly departed in mid-February. Authorities say Bess left the residence without her belongings, but a few days later, the hone-owner reported his front door was found open and Bess' belongings were gone.

Authorities believe Bess had contact with, or was given assistance by someone in the area during the days surrounding her departure. Prior to leaving, Bess had medical issues and authorities are concerned for her well-being and safety.

Officials say Bess has a history of a transient life-style. She arrived on the Iron Range in December 2012. Authorities also say she had recently expressed a desire to return to a warmer climate.

Bess has a history of previous addresses in California, Oregon and Arizona.

Bess is described as a white female, 5' 10'' tall, weighs 150 lbs and has green eyes.

Anyone with information on Bess' whereabouts is asked to contact the Eveleth Police Department.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns