UPDATE — Police, family seek missing 23-year-old Sequim woman last seen in Port Townsend

By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — A Sequim father is seeking his 23-year-old daughter, who disappeared last Thursday night in Port Townsend.

Lauryn Garrett is being sought as a missing person by her family and law enforcement.

“She was on her way back home from Sedro-Woolley. The last we heard, she was in Port Townsend,” said her father, Fred Garrett of Sequim.

Lauryn Garrett is 5 feet, 7 inches tall; weighs between 120 and 130 pounds; and has brown hair and hazel eyes.

The concerned father said his daughter had been away from home for several months at a treatment facility and was expected to return to Sequim.

Her disappearing without at least informing him she was not coming home as planned was out of character, he added.

She is listed on the law enforcement communications system as a missing person, said Ron Cameron, chief criminal deputy for the Clallam County Sheriff's Office.

If there has been any kind of contact between Garrett and any law enforcement officer, even if she was willingly missing and did not want to return home, the contact would be noted and the Sheriff's Office informed, Cameron said.

“We will do whatever we can to help locate her, to make sure she is OK,” he said.

Officers with the Port Townsend Police Department have followed up on leads from the Port Townsend area where she was last seen, and the Clallam County Sheriff's Office is checking on leads from the Sequim area, where Lauryn Garrett grew up and most of her friends live.

According to Port Townsend police, she was last seen at the Haines Place Park and Ride at 7:30 p.m. waiting for a bus.

She had only a small amount of cash and has not cashed a check she was carrying when she disappeared, her father said.

He said he has found no solid information about where his daughter has been for the past week, only rumors about places she may have gone with friends.

Lauryn Garrett, a prolific Facebook user, has not logged into her Facebook account, he said.

Even if she did leave on her own, all the family wants to know is that she is safe and alive.

“I just want an answer one way or another,” Fred Garrett said.

Anyone who sees Lauryn Garrett or knows of her whereabouts is asked to phone the Port Townsend Police Department at 360-385-2322 or the Clallam County Sheriff's Office at 360-417-2459.

Fred Garrett's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fred.garrett1?fref=ts

Last modified: May 07. 2014 8:08PM
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