Crews intensify search for missing Union Gap woman

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Search & Rescue crews are intensifying their search for a 20-year-old Union Gap woman who went in Kittitas County missing on Thursday.

Kaylean Johnson went missing in the Little Naches national forest area north of Highway 410 and east of Chinook Pass, according to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office. 

She was riding a 1974 Harley-Davidson motorcycle with Patrick Frawley, 61, when they crashed into an embankment. 

Frawley walked out of the woods on Monday afternoon around 3 p.m. disoriented and dehydrated. He was transported to Yakima Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

He told authorities after the crash, the two of them walked until dark, built a fire and spent the first night on a small landing. The next day, Johnson went to find help by herself because of Frawley’s health and slow pace. That was the last time he saw her, deputies said.

"We have located the motorcycle and a fire pit we believe to be the location the two spent the first night,” according to Kittitas County Undersheriff Clayton Myers.

On Tuesday evening, Myers said deputies will be utilizing all the resources they can to find her including dozens of K-9s, 4X4s, horse search teams, helicopters from the King County Sheriff’s Office and Yakima Training Center and about 20 on-foot crew members.

Johnson is 4-foot-11 and 190 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink tank top, shorts and a Harley-Davidson jacket. 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office at 509-925-8534


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