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Missing Marysville Woman Found After 10 Days

A Marysville grandmother has been found safe after being lost in the snow for over a week.

Posted: Mar 21, 2018 6:14 AM
Updated: Mar 27, 2018 10:30 AM

UPDATE 3/27/2018 9:55 a.m.

Marysville Calif.—A Marysville grandmother has been found safe after being lost in the snow for over a week.

According to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department, 54 year old Sheryl Donovan sat in her SUV for 10 days.

Donovan had run out of gas after making a wrong turn on her way back to Marysville.

She had no cell service to call for help.

Her daughter Ashley said that she used extra clothes in her SUV to keep from freezing.

She also rationed a single water bottle throughout the ordeal.

Donovan’s SUV was found near Camptonville in Sierra County.

She was a long way from her home in Marysville.

Ashley said that her mom was finally found when she walked a mile to find a road, where a good samaritan stopped t help her.

Sheriff’s deputies say Donovan’s SUV is still stuck in the snow. They hope to retrieve it Tuesday afternoon.


Marysville Calif.-- Authorities are asking for your help in locating a missing Marysville mother.

Sheryl Lynn Donovan was last seen around 6 p.m. on March 13th. She was seen leaving work in the North San Juan area of Nevada county, which is north of Grass Valley along Highway 49.

Authorities say Donovan was driving a 2000 gold Ford Explorer with license plate number 6NST499. Sheriff's officials say she was likely driving home to Marysville.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Nevada County Sheriff's Office at (530) 265-1263.

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