UPDATE: Missing woman found, safe, Eden Prairie authorities say

UPDATE: Eden Prairie officials said Friday morning that Suzanne Merkl was found and is safe.

Eden Prairie police are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman last seen Thursday.

According to the Eden Prairie Police Department, 54-year-old Suzanne Merkl, of Minneapolis, was last seen at 12:30 p.m. walking away from her workplace in the Preserve Village shopping mall, headed south along Hennepin Town Road.

Merkl was wearing jeans with a short-sleeved dark shirt and a black smock, police stated.

Anyone with information that may help in finding Merkl is asked to call the police department at 952-949-6200.