Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Wants Residents to Know They Aren’t Interested in Your Grow; They Are Looking for Missing Woman
According to Officer Jeff Andrade, the searchers are not interested in anyone’s grows. He explained they just want to find Margit Prichard who has been missing in the area since Friday. Pritchard, a 76-year-old local resident who may be suffering from dementia, was last seen wearing a purple shirt and capri pants.
Andrade asked for the community’s cooperation and access to their lands if needed. He assured the community that there would be no photos taken. He asked that everyone act as if this were their family member who was missing and allow access accordingly.
Searchers from many areas of northern California are in the area looking for the woman. Lt. Shannon Barney said that Pritchard had voiced a desire to go back to the Bay Area. “She may have headed towards there,” he said. “We have to consider that she might have got a ride.” He said that the driver might have been doing a good deed. He said that sometimes Good Samaritans will try and help the elderly. “They might not realize this person is experiencing a medical event or dementia,” he explained. “It is a good possibility that someone picked [Pritchard] up and gave her a ride.”
Barney explained that searchers are also looking through the nearby hills and the river. People who are lost or confused, he said, “tend to travel in drainages until they hit some kind of barriers like a river.”
He thanked the many people who are looking. “They’re all volunteer,” he explained. “They have to leave their jobs. They lose money when they’re searching.”
If you have any information about the missing woman. Please call the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 463-4086.Earlier Chapters:
- Margit Prichard Missing in the Piercy Area; Mendocino Sheriff Asks for Public’s Help
- Search and Rescue Teams Scour Piercy Area for Missing Woman