Officials plan search and rescue mission near Meacham for missing Boise woman

Deborah Hendrichs

MEACHAM, Ore. — A multi-agency search and rescue mission has been scheduled for this weekend in an attempt to locate Deborah Hendrichs, 56, from Boise, Idaho.

Officials with the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team along with the Oregon State police with start the mission Saturday at 8:00 a.m., and continue through Sunday, depending on results.

Hendrichs was reported missing in January, and her car was later found on Interstate 84 near Meacham.

The Umatilla Search and Rescue team says approximately 90 people have committed to assist in the search for Hendrichs. They will have around 10 K9 units, four drones, and 35 ground personnel.

The search area includes areas along I-84 at milepost 238, Kamela Highway, Hancock Road, the I-84 interchange bridge and road toward Meacham, and the road into Meacham Lake. Crews will also be searching area creeks, bodies of water, and wooded land.

Officials are asking the public to remain out of the area unless they are residents.

The Umatilla County Search and Rescue team created a website that will provide any updates on the search.