Search for missing Paradise woman resumes

Aug 15, 2014 10:54 AM by News Staff

Authorities have resumed the search for a developmentally disabled woman they say has been missing since 7:40 a.m. Thursday.

Mutual aid has been called and will assist search teams Friday. The mutual aid consists of search and rescue teams from neighboring counties. This helps adding extra bodies to the search and keeps current teams from tiring out.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office says 50-year-old Stephanie Chalmers, who is non-verbal, was last seen at 40 Oaks Lane and Bille Road in Paradise.

Butte County Search & Rescue along with Paradise police and volunteers went door to door throughout the day. Scent sniffing dogs also combed the neighborhood. Police say they are grateful to the public for their help but say they don't want to encourage the public to start their own search parties as it could be dangerous.

Butte County has been following up on leads and say the public has been a great help thus far. Reverse 911 calls went out Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. asking residents at home to check their yards, garages or sheds to see if Chalmers may have wandered into them.

Police are asking nearby residents to keep their eyes open. If they see Stephanie, call 9-1-1. Chalmers is approximately 4 foot 7, 125 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and jean shorts.


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