Have you seen this woman? Yakima Police, family members search for missing person

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YAKIMA, Wash. — The family of a missing Yakima woman named Clarissa Celix Dittentholer is asking for help finding their loved one.

According to a post by the Yakima Police Department’s Facebook page, Dittentholer last spoke to a family member on April 13, 2021. During that phone conversation, it was allegedly revealed that she was somewhere in North Dakota trying to make her way back home. However, Dittentholer did suggest that she may be traveling through Wyoming or Colorado on her way back to the Pacific Northwest.

The missing woman reportedly told her family members that she would be in contact to provide a location where they could send money to assist her. However, Dittentholer’s family never received that follow-up call and has since reported her as missing and endangered to the Yakima Police.

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According to the YPD post, Clarissa previously told her family that she had been walking along the highway trying to hitch a ride back to Yakima. She also told family members that she was picked up by an unidentified stranger.

Clarissa is about 5-foot-1 and weighs a reported 118 pounds. She has brown eyes, brown hair and no noteworthy marks, scars, or tattoos. Yakima police say that she is homeless and is a reported drug user.

Local law enforcement asks that anyone with further information that could assist in this search reach out directly to Detective M. Lee with the Yakima Police Department at (509) 571-0118.

This is a developing story. An update will be issued if/when additional information is revealed to the public.


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