Edmonds police seek answers to the missing hours of Shoreline woman's life

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Edmonds police detectives are asking for the public’s help in piecing together what happened to a woman during a two-hour period early Sunday morning, July 14, 2019.

According to police, detectives are investigating the case involving a 28-year-old Shoreline woman who was visiting her fiancé’s family in the 8700 block of Bowdoin Way in Edmonds. The woman and her fiancé were leaving the home around 12:30am when he went back inside for a few minutes. When he came back outside, she was gone.

The family searched for her, then called 911 to report her missing. She was eventually found at 2am at a gas station in the 9700 block of Edmonds Way, by two people who had stopped for fuel. They called her family, who took her home.

“The only thing the woman remembers for certain is waking up in a ‘grass field’ with a man kneeling over her and a woman standing nearby,” Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley said. “She also remembers running off into a wooden area prior to finding her way to the gas station.”

At some point during that time, the woman lost a pair of black, strapped sandals she was wearing, Hawley added. The woman also had cuts, scrapes and bruises when she was located.

Detectives are investigating, but details are sparse.

“Our goal is to determine where she went and how she was injured during the period she was missing,” Hawley said. While police initially indicated the case may have involved “sexual motivation,” they don’t know if that is correct, he added.

Anyone with information should contact the department at 425-771-0200 and ask for Detective Andy Mehl. He can also be emailed at Andrew.Mehl@Edmondswa.gov.


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