[UPDATE 11:26 a.m.] Community’s Search for Missing Petrolia Woman Continues Today
A community search party is gathering at the Petrolia Fire Hall at 9 a.m. to search for Hana Hammer who was last seen in late January. Volunteers are meeting at the hall and being briefed before heading out on an extensive search of the river bar area.
According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department,
Hanna is described as a white female adult, 5’00” tall, 100 Lbs, brown shoulder length hair, and brown eyes.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707)445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
UPDATE 11:26 a.m.: According to Petrolia Fire Captain Drew Barber, the search has become even more serious as phone records came in that indicated that a phone call that was previously thought to have been on the 28th of January actually occurred on the 24th.
The last time Ms. Hammer was seen which was on the 25th, Barber said, she showed up unannounced at a home in the area without a light and saying that she was going for a swim. The search today, therefore, is centering around the river.
“We’ve got about 25-30 people on the ground,” Barber said. “We broke into teams with a member of the Petrolia or Honeydew Fire Departments on each team…People are in the field, on the ground, or in boats on the river.” He explained that the searchers are examining the river itself and up the bank on either side.
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