BEND, OR -- Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Bend woman. A concerned friend reported 24-year-old Sara Gomez missing on Tuesday, after she didn't return home for a few days.
Anyone with any information, or who know where Gomez is, is asked to contact Bend Police through non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911, or through a direct message on social media.
THURSDAY 11 A.M. UPDATE (02/22/18): Bend Police arrested Gomez's former boyfriend on multiple charges and say he is a "person of interest" in her disappearance. Detectives executed a search warrant at 31-year-old Bryan Penner's apartment in the 1800 block of NE Purcell, Wednesday night, and found evidence believed to be linked to her disappearance. Penner was taken into custody on charges of Kidnap II, Theft II and Restraining Order Violation; Gomez had an active RO against Penner.
The investigation is ongoing and they say further searches are planned. Bend PD continues to ask for the public's help in finding Sara Gomez.
SUNDAY UPDATE (02/25/18): Friends and family spent the weekend distributing flyers and searching remote areas in Crook and Deschutes counties for 24-year-old Sara Gomez who has been missing more than a week. Bend Police have now released the photo of a vehicle investigators believe could be involved in the case.
Anyone who saw the sea-foam green sedan with a Carolina Panthers sticker, between last Sunday and Wednesday, is asked to contact Bend PD through non-emergency dispatch, at 541-693-6911, or social media.
Gomez’s former boyfriend, 31-year-old Bryan Penner is a person of interest in her disappearance and remains in police custody on several charges, including violating a restraining order she had against him.