The search for Linnea Lomax continues; this time with the help of KlaasKids, a national search group who specializes in searching for missing people. However, is the recruitment of this well-known search group going to be useful, or is this another attempt by the family to hunt down a young woman who obviously did not want to be found? What's more, could Linnea have fallen victim to foul play over the past several weeks of her disappearance? There are just too many questions and not enough answers in this case.
On Friday, 50 volunteers scoured parts surrounding The American River, which is where she was last seen nearly two months ago. However, these sightings of the missing 19-year-old haven't ever been confirmed aside from her last being seen around the 800 block of Howe Avenue. Could she just be lying low on her own accord, or did someone lure her into a situation that can harm her?
Brad Dennis, a coordinator with KlaasKids, says that they're not expecting to find anything belonging to Linnea or a body or herself, but are just focusing on ruling the area out in their search.
We're looking for her to be alive and well. Maybe there was foul play, but there are a lot of different storylines we are looking at.
It certainly seems like the father fancies himself to be an investigator, since detectives aren't apparently focusing on this woman's case. The last update made by sheriff's was that she is most likely still alive.
While it is realistic to expect that this woman wants nothing to do with her family, it's also statistically probable that something bad happened to her, resulting in her death. What should be asked by investigators at this point is whether or not this young woman had a passport on her. Would she by chance head to Sweden, where her mother once resided? The mother had made a comment on her Facebook wall at one point talking about "pulling strings" with police in SwedenÂ—why would they be able to help? Is there any possibility that the family knows where she is, but are leading people on? These aren't accusations, but they're important questions to consider in this missing woman's case.
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