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Search suspended for missing Shasta County woman

The search for a missing Shasta County woman has been suspended. Lauralyn Palmer, 71, was last seen taking a dog for a walk on Friday near her home in Fall River Mills.

Deputies said Wednesday night that after five days of exhaustive searching, they are suspending the search until they get new leads.

The dog Palmer was last seen with, Lucy, returned home on Tuesday.

The search teams conducted systematic searches of the area with no luck finding her. They received assistance from the California Highway Patrol Helicopter.

Palmer's husband reported her missing Friday after he noticed she didn't return home after a couple of hours. Friends and family were especially concerned because she had been showing the early signs of dementia.

The missing person investigation will continue and efforts will be made to locate her. The public is asked to contact Shascom dispatch at (530) 245-6540 to report information in regards to this investigation.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office and the Palmer family thanked the following agencies for their efforts in the search, including Cal Fire, Fall River Mills Fire District, California Highway Patrol Air Operations Unit, Butte County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Mendocino County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Siskiyou County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Tehama County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Lake County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Modoc County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Fall River Citizens Volunteer Patrol Unit, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Shasta County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Units (Mounted Team, Ground Team, Tracker Team, Dirt Bike Riders, K9 Team and Jeep Team.)

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