BEND, OR -- The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a Bend woman who hasn't been seen since Tuesday night. Officials say 49-year-old Dawn Garcia left her home on Hunnell Road at 9 p.m. on foot. She was barefoot, and without her phone, wallet or glasses.
Garcia is white, 5'02" tall and 110 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white tank top, purple tie-dyed shirt and white pants. Anyone with information on her whereabouts, or who has seen her since 9 p.m. Tuesday, is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.
WEDNESDAY P.M. UPDATE: (May 23, 2018) A possible sighting was reported late Wednesday. DCSO says Garcia may have been seen near Deschutes Junction after 11 Tuesday night, although they have not confirmed it was her. Investigators ask property owners between Old Bend-Redmond Highway and Highway 97, both north and south of Tumalo Road, to search their property, including out-buildings.
THURSDAY A.M. UPDATE: (May 24, 2018) The Sheriff's Office has released two additional photos of Garcia to aid in the search effort. Thursday morning, they expanded the search area to include areas east of Highway 97 at the Tumalo Road overpass (Deschutes Junction), along with the Boonesborough Subdivision and BLM land north and east of Morrill Road. Over a thousand residents in the search area were notified through the Deschutes Alert System (DAS), and asked to search their own properties. DAS is used to notify the public during emergency situations, including natural disasters.
Investigators are also asking that anyone who had contact with Garcia after 9 p.m. Tuesday contact DCSO through non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.