UPDATE: 09/25/2018 01:42 PST
The search for Madelyn Lingenfelter of Reno has been called off after days of scouring the Mt. Rose area. An investigation still continues into where the 19-year-old could be, said Bob Harmon of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. After four days of intense search, Harmon said:
“We don’t have a single clue. We’re at that point where we don’t know where else to go. I hope she’s out there somewhere and can let us know. A lot of people are concerned for her.”
Her car, a gold 2004 Toyota Prius, was found on Friday in the parking lot of the Tannenbaum Event Center near the Sky Tavern ski area.
Anyone who may have seen Lingenfelter should call the sheriff’s office at (775) 785-9276.
Washoe County sheriff’s deputies have resumed the search for a missing Reno teenager whose car was found on a highway a few miles from the Mount Rose ski resort in Nevada. Reno police say 19-year-old Madelyn Lingenfelter last was seen on Wednesday by an employee of the Tannenbaum event center along the Mount Rose Highway.
Bob Harmon, of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, said search parties comprised of dogs, volunteers, and specialized search and rescue teams have found no trace of Madelyn on the steep and rugged mountain.
Her car, a gold 2004 Toyota Prius, was found Friday in the parking lot of the Tannenbaum Event Center near the Sky Tavern ski area. Lingenfelter, described by the Reno Police Department as being 5-foot-1-inches tall, 110 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes, was last seen Wednesday driving in North Reno.
“Obviously, the possibilities of where she might be are limitless,” Harmon said. “But our first goal is to do a really thorough search of the area to make sure we haven’t left any possibilities unturned. We’re looking for a very small young lady in a very large wilderness.”
Search teams have been scouring the area from 8 am to dark every day since Lingenfelter’s car was found Friday afternoon. They’ve employed the use of specialized vehicles, the RAVEN helicopter with heat-detecting equipment, a team of about 30 volunteers, the sheriff’s office HASTY team and K9 units — both local and from California — in the search.
Anyone having information on this case, or who saw Lingenfelter or the car the afternoon of September 19 in the Mount Rose Highway area, is asked to contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2677 or 321-8372 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900, or you can text a tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.
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