Oregon woman missing since Fourth of July

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) A southern Oregon woman has been missing since the Fourth of July, and baffled investigators hope the public can help find her.

Stephanie Anne Warner, 43, spent part of the holiday in Ashland before heading north to her home in the unincorporated community of Ruch. She saw her boyfriend at the Ruch Country Store at about 5 p.m. and nobody has seen her since.

Jackson County sheriff's deputies found Warner's truck in her driveway. There were no signs of forced entry or foul play in the vehicle or the home.

Relatives who alerted police to the disappearance told officers it's not like Warner to drop out of sight.

"We don't have a clue as to where she is," Sgt. Shawn Richards told the Mail Tribune newspaper. "That's why we're putting it out there to the public."

Searchers with dogs looked for signs of the missing woman near her property last week and found nothing. A second set of 16 searchers performed a grid search, walking closely together along various areas in the Applegate Valley. A third search was performed along the Applegate River using a helicopter.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson said Tuesday that investigators have also checked Warner's bank and phone records.

Warner is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 135 pounds with brown eyes and red hair.


Information from: Mail Tribune,

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