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Crews search for Pacific woman who was last seen Friday

Post by Kate McEntee / The News Tribune on Aug. 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
August 12, 2012 7:41 pm

UPDATE: Officials have called off the search for the day, and will  resume tomorrow with King County Swift Water Rescue and an aerial helicopter search, Shook said.

INITIAL POST: Officials are searching the White River for a missing 27-year-old Auburn woman, Pacific police spokeswoman Stephanie Shook said.

Tatyana Khmara was seen by her brother in Pacific City Park between 6 and 8 p.m. Friday with an unknown man, Shook said.

Her family went to the park to look for her after she did not appear for work Saturday. They found her car still parked there Saturday evening, at which point they called police.

Police dogs lead officials to the river this afternoon, and King County Swift Water Rescue began searching the area, Shook said.

A detective is working with Khmara’s brother to try to produce a composite sketch of the man he saw with his sister Friday night, Shook added.

The family told officials that it’s unusual for Khmara to miss work or be away for the night without letting them know.

“It’s very out of character for her,” Shook said.

Khmara is 5 feet, 5 inches, 100 pounds, and has brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark jacket, tan pants and blue and silver running shoes, police said.

Tatyana Khmara
Tatyana Khmara


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