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Search continues for missing Sequim woman
The investigation of Lauryn Garrett, a 23-year-old Sequim woman, remains without any leads nearly two weeks after her father Fred reported her missing.
The Port Townsend Police Department and Clallam County Sheriff’s Office have been following leads since Garrett was last seen in Port Townsend on May 1.
Patrick Fudally, public information officer for Port Townsend Police Department, said there was no new information in the missing person’s case as of Monday night but nothing has been ruled out.
Garrett, a Sequim High School 2009 graduate, is described as 5 feet 6 inches, with brown hair, hazel eyes, weighs 120-130 pounds and has a tattoo behind left ear of a bird and a tattoo on her hand of Washington.
She last spoke with her father at 7:47 p.m. May 1 after borrowing a man’s phone at the Haines Street Park and Ride.
She was to arrive in Port Townsend on May 2 and Fred was going to meet her and drive her home but he was unable to the night before, so they decided she’d take a bus to Sequim.
Fred said his daughter was on her way to Sequim from Sedro-Woolley after finishing two months in a rehabilitation center.
Fudally said her father told police that Lauryn has a history of illegal narcotic use.
A video of the Port Townsend Safeway shows her buying liquor and soda shortly after leaving the bus stop. Two days later, Fred Garrett reported Lauryn missing. She was carrying two bags, one red and one blue.
On May 7, Port Townsend Police met with Lauryn’s family in Kah Tai Park in Port Townsend where her family canvassed the park and found a red bag of hers with a Safeway receipt inside but Fudally said but it didn’t appear to be ransacked.
Police searched transient camps in Port Townsend and Kah Tai Park and wooded areas but did not find any leads or evidence in Lauryn’s disappearance, Fudally said.
On Monday, Port Townsend Police, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and a FBI agent from the Poulsbo office formed a task force to pool resources, Fudally said.
The group agreed it needed more resources to further the investigation.
Fred Garrett told the Gazette last week that this behavior was uncharacteristic for Lauryn. Fudally said that if Lauryn reads these reports and is avoiding contact with her family, she contact a police agency so they know she is OK.
If you see Garrett, call 9-1-1 or with new information call Port Townsend Police Department at 360-385-3831, ext. 1.