71-year-old Shasta Co. woman remains missing after taking dog for walk


The Shasta County Sheriff's Office will resume their search for a missing Fall River Mills woman early Tuesday morning.

In a press release Monday evening, the sheriff's office said the ongoing large scale search has included assistance from Lake County Sheriff's Office, Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office and Butte County Sheriff's Office.

Lauralyn Palmer, 71, has been missing since Friday afternoon.


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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating Lauralyn Palmer, 71.

According to officials, Palmer took her dog on a walk in a wooded area southeast of her home, which is in the 23000 block of Cassel Fall River Road, around 4:30 p.m. Friday

Palmer is 5-foot 2-inches tall, about 140 pounds with gray hair and wears glasses. According to Palmer’s husband, she may be suffering from the early stages of dementia.

After a search of the area with the help of Palmer’s neighbors and friends, deputies were unable to locate Palmer. The Shasta County Search and Rescue was activated and numerous resources were deployed to the area to aid in the search for Palmer.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Lauralyn Palmer.

If anyone was in the area of Cassel Fall River Road near Shoshoni Loop and saw Palmer, deputies are asking them to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office immediately. Calls can be placed 24 hours a day at 530-245-6540.

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