Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Mountlake Terrace resident Cheryl DeBoer, 53, went missing on February 8 on her way to work at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her vehicle was found parked on the street near the MLT transit center overflow parking lot at 236th and 56th Ave W.
On February 14, a search party composed of her friends, family, and coworkers located her body a mile and a half away in a Lyons Creek culvert at 244th SW / NE 205th and Cedar Way / 37th NE just inside Mountlake Terrace at its border with Lake Forest Park.
On August 1, 2016 after Mountlake Terrace Police and the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office completed their investigations, her death was ruled a suicide.
A GoFundMe page collected $10,000 for the family to help them in their search. The unused funds were donated to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.