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May 12, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Police, FBI pool resources to aid search for missing Sequim woman

Authorities have formed a task force to determine how to proceed in the search for Lauryn Garrett, a 23-year-old Sequim woman who has been missing since May 1, the Port Townsend Police Department announced Monday.

Garrett was last seen in Port Townsend around 8 p.m. May 1 when she borrowed a man’s cellphone at the Haines Street Park and Ride. She called her father and the two decided she would take a bus to Sequim. The man who lent her the cellphone said he then saw her go to a nearby Safeway. Surveillance video shows her in the store a short time later buying liquor and soda.

Her father reported her missing two days later, police said. Police began an investigation, but none of the information received about Lauryn provided any viable leads to her whereabouts. Family members discovered her red bag while canvassing a Port Townsend park on Wednesday, but officers found no other evidence in the park or other surrounding areas.

Port Townsend police, along with officials from the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s office and the FBI met Monday to decide how to move forward with the investigation, the Port Townsend Police Department said. All agencies agreed to provide more resources toward the investigation.

Police say there is “no information to point investigators in any direction, and nothing has been ruled out,” according to a news release. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Port Townsend police at 360-385-3831.

Garrett is 5-foot-7, about 125 pounds with brown hair. She has a tattoo of a bird behind her left ear and a tattoo on her right wrist of Washington state. Her father told police Garrett has a history of illegal narcotics use, police said.

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