Missing Woman Found Alive Near Shasta Lake

The CHP located missing 63-year-old woman, Penelope Bax,in the Forrest Ridge area near Shasta Lake.

Posted: Apr 2, 2018 12:10 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2018 12:33 PM

UPDATE: 4/2/2018 5:30 p.m.

Redding Calif.— According to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office at around 4:30 officers with the California Highway Patrol were flying over the search area (Forrest Ridge-near Shasta Lake) with a helicopter in an attempt to locate 63-year-old Penelope Elizabeth Bax.

The motorhome she was driving was located by the helicopter and officers landed and found Bax nearby.

The motorhome she was driving had become disabled and therefore could not be driven from the remote location where she was found.

Bax was airlifted from the scene and will be taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation and treatment surrounding a complaint of pain.

UPDATE: 4/2/2018 2:27 p.m. 

Redding Calif.
—According to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, 63-year-old Penelope Elizabeth Bax is a missing person from Vista California.

Bax was traveling from Vista, California on March 26h in a white and gray Winnebago motorhome, which has a silver Mercedes Benz logo on the front grill.

According to her family members she was expected to arrive in Bellingham Washington on March 29th.

During the investigation, deputies developed information that Bax stayed the night in the area of the Hirz Campground: a remote area of Shasta County near Lakehead.

The Sheriff’s Office issued a Be on The Lookout to local law enforcement on Bax and the Winnebago she was driving.

She has also been entered into the Missing Persons System.

The Hirz Campground and surrounding areas have been searched with the assistance of Forest Service Personnel, and the California Highway Patrol, but neither Bax or the RV have been located.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Bax’s recent history in the area, social media, and working with family members to determine her whereabouts.

She is believed to be traveling with her dog.

If anyone has any information regarding her whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.
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Shasta County Calif.—According to an article from NBC 7 in San Diego a woman is missing in Shasta County who was traveling north to visit family for the Easter weekend.

Penelope Bax has been reported missing by her family after she didn’t arrive in Washington over the weekend.

Her last known location was at the Hirz Bay Campground in Shasta County.

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