Family looking for information after Port Townsend woman goes missing

Kimberly McHone, 54, was last seen Wednesday in the Uptown area

Kimberly McHone

Kimberly McHone

PORT TOWNSEND — The family of Kimberly McHone of Port Townsend, 54, is looking for information on her whereabouts.

Family members said she has not been seen since Wednesday in the Uptown area of the city.

They are urging anyone with any information to contact the Port Townsend Police Department by calling 360-385-2322.

She is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and lives in the North Beach area.

Keppie Keplinger, spokesperson for the Port Townsend Police Department, said there is no additional information at this time and that McHone’s disappearance is “still under investigation.”

John Greenland, who said he is acting as the family’s spokesperson, said she was last seen at about 11 a.m. Wednesday when she went on a walk toward Fort Worden.

About 90 minutes later, her mother received an odd text message requesting money be sent to a credit card number and later received a text message about meeting somebody, Greenland said.

“It’s really suspect,” he said.

Greenland said police believe McHone’s phone is in Indio, Calif., because it is pinging the towers in that area, though he is unsure how she would have gotten there with limited funds.

He said the phone began pinging in California about 30 hours after she was last seen.

“We’re not sure how she could have have gotten down there,” he said.

“She has never made any mention of wanting to take off.

“This is not characteristic of how she acts.”

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Reporter Jesse Major can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at [email protected] dailynews.com.

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