Margit Prichard Missing in the Piercy Area; Mendocino Sheriff Asks for Public’s Help

Margit Prichard

Margit Prichard

Press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:

WE NEED YOUR HELP! [Please share this post]

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and Mendocino County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue team is currently conducting a search in the Piercy area for Margit Prichard, a 76 year old white female. Margrit is 5′ 1/2″ tall, weighs 110 pounds and has gray hair and blue eyes.

She was last seen yesterday around 4:30 pm (May 18, 2018) wearing an unknown color shirt and unknown color capris, in the area of the 1300 block of Pepperwood Springs Road in Piercy.

She may suffer from dementia like symptoms and may be confused. She is very fit and has been known to walk to walk to Benbow.

If you have any information on her whereabouts please contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Communication Office at (707) 463-4086 right away.



  • Praying for her safety. Margrit call someone you love..I can’t imagine how I would feel if this was my mom. GOD PLEASE DON’T LET HER BE AFRAID.

  • Poor Margit; she has known dementia was sneaking up on her. She’s a nice lady. I hope she’s found safe.

  • Sure hope she is found safe and soon.

  • I really hope we find her! Does anyone want to organize a search party? I love this woman. She was a customer of mine when I used to work in Redway and she is always so sweet and kind.

  • Margit is a dear soul with a soft spot for critters, especially cats. We hope she is found soon.

  • Piercy neighbors and Mendocino Sheriff Search Rescue together with CalFire have been combing the hills here in Piercy since she disappeared into the wee hours and are still looking. Margit was wearing a purple shirt and dark blue capris according to the info being released from the authorities.

  • Does no one use Bloodhounds or tracking dogs for finding missing persons anymore?

    • It’s still done, and it’s a noble calling for both dog and handler. A friend of mine recently attended Dick Staal’s 2 week Super K9 seminar in Colorado with training in tracking and detection. Apparently the majority of call outs are for Alzheimers or Autistic persons who are at great risk when they wander. Dogs are a marvel, and even my untrained Shepherd has a serious knack for tracking.

  • Search and rescue had 2 dogs out searching today, Sun 20th. I’ve not heard any updates yet.

  • Ive met Margarit and even exchanged hellos a few times but i am not close enough to have knowledge of her current living situation. However, having myself moved back here last year to attend to an elderly mom, i know the challenges associated with helping a close family member through this last stage of life. I think this is the second (maybe third) time this calender year Margarit has wandered. Perhaps her caregiver (if she has one) or some close community members could research a gps chip of some kind or even just one of tbose ‘Tile’s’ which could be sewn into her coat or somehow attached to one of her hiking shoes. Im not being a smart-arse (for once), i really think this would be worth looking into in her case specifically. It might at least make her a lot easier to find and return home safely without all the resources currently deployed and at best it could avoid a serious tragedy what with usual lions and bears doing their things and her being a slight 5ft, 110 lbs I pray she doesnt try to pet any of those critters and she gets returned home safely..

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