Missing Woman’s Husband Asks for Help
On Monday, May 14, Janet Egan, his wife, drove him to Starbucks in Eureka and dropped him off and he hasn’t seen her since.
“She seemed okay,” he explained. “I didn’t think there was anything wrong.”
Egan headed to work. She later messaged him saying, “Will text you later. love you”.
“I got a call from her employer at nine asking me why she hadn’t showed up for work yet,” he said. Then he added hesitantly, “There was some issues at work.”
Egan left his job and went looking for his wife. He couldn’t find her anywhere. Later, he would learn that she withdrew $100 from their joint account. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department was able to use cell phone pings to find out that she was in McKinleyville. They learned she had stopped at a gas station in Trinidad. “She got gas,” Egan said, “two mattes, a gallon of water and a quart of oil. By the time she was done, her phone was off and was no longer pinging.”
Over this last month, he’s learned some significant problems exist. She has a warrant for her arrest out of Washington from ten years ago (though she wouldn’t have been extradited for it), she was also in trouble at her work, and their personal monetary situation was troublesome.
Egan believes his wife left willingly. “I imagine she couldn’t or wouldn’t face telling me that stuff.”
Egan said his wife is a caregiver for a woman that lived with them and she takes care of a number of cats as well. “She was having some fairly significant menopause issues,” he explained. “She had been under a tremendous amount of pressure. I think she just snapped.”
His voice choked with tears, he said, “I’m very sad that she is gone. I want to find her. Regardless of the circumstances leading to her disappearance, I love her very much and I support her.”According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office,
Egan may be driving a 2003 silver Buick Rendezvous with a personalized California license plate reading “BOOK PR”.
Earlier Chapter: Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Locating Missing Woman