Australian Mother Searches for Daughter Missing on the North Coast
“I feel my daughter had a mental health crisis,” explained Jeanne Kreimer.
She said her daughter Asha, who had been living in Albion for three years was taken by her boyfriend and a childhood friend to the Fort Bragg Hospital on September 20th because she was acting oddly. “She had been up for four nights at that point,” Jeannie said.
Although Asha had not previously experienced any mental illness, her father had. “Her father was special forces,” explained Jeannie. “He was discharged in Germany because he had an event of a similar nature.”
Her behavior at the hospital was so odd, Jeannie said, that personnel “called for Fort Bragg Police.” Asha resisted being restrained. “Then she was put in a 5150,” Jeannie explained. This police code indicates law enforcement believed she was a danger to herself or others. However, eventually that night, she was released to her boyfriend. “They did no blood [workup,]” said Jeannie. “They did no observations. No blood pressure. They said she wouldn’t let them do these observations.”
After a night where Asha didn’t sleep again, her boyfriend and the friend from Australia took her to the Rollerville Cafe near Point Arena. Most of the surrounding area is very rural. (See map below.) When Asha’s friend from Australia said she was going to the restroom. Asha said she would go, too. However, when the friend got to the restroom, Asha was not there. After searching for awhile, Asha’s boyfriend and childhood friend reported her missing. She had left without her cell phone, credit card or shoes.
“There was a potential sighting of her in Gualala with a surfer about 3 p.m.,” said Asha’s mother. There was a search of the area surrounding the restaurant but, still five months later, she has not been located.
“I hope she’s in with the growing community,” Jeannie said. “She probably doesn’t know who she is…[She’s] a vulnerable, attractive girl.”
Asha Kreimer is age 26. When last seen she had long, brown curly hair and weighed about 145 pounds. She has brown eyes, is 5’10” and has a strong Australian accent.
Her mother asks, if you see her, “Please don’t approach her or scare her.” Contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department at (707) 961-2661 or call (707) 513-9138. You can also stay up with the case by liking a Facebook page dedicated to finding her. (Click here.)