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Friend who stayed with Kortne Stouffer before disappearance - abc27 WHTM

Friend who stayed with Kortne Stouffer before disappearance speaks

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PALMYRA, Pa. (WHTM) -

According to family and friends, Kortne Stouffer went out dancing in Harrisburg on July 28, returned to her Palmyra apartment early the next morning, and then vanished.

One of Stouffer's friends stayed at her apartment that night. abc27 News tracked down the man who said he stayed at the apartment. He may very well have been last person to see the 21-year-old before she disappeared.

The man did not go on camera and he did not want to use his name, but he did give us some more insight into the hours leading up to Stouffer's disappearance.

He told us Stouffer got into an argument at a Harrisburg bar, as reported by another friend earlier this week. He said afterwards they ate at a pizza shop before he, the designated driver, drove Stouffer back to her apartment.

When they arrived, he said Stouffer got into an argument with a neighbor.  He said the police responded and left.

Then, he said, Stouffer became upset. She lives upstairs and neighbors live on the floor below. He said she started stomping around her apartment. Supposedly, police were called to the apartment, but no one answered. According to the man, neither he nor Stouffer heard officers knocking on her apartment door.

The friend said before he fell asleep, Stouffer herself looked tired. When he woke up, he said he did not see Stouffer.  He thought she might have been in another room. He said he did not know she was missing and left.

The man said he does not know where Stouffer is.  He said he had nothing to do with her disappearance and has been cooperating with authorities.

When abc27 mentioned the man by name to Lebanon County officials, they said they could not comment on the matter.

Family members said they have spoken to the friend and do not know of any problems between him and Stouffer.

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