Search Off as Missing Woman Returns Home

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Sheriff's officials tell KOLO 8 News Now Hammond has returned home and is okay. They say she had been in Los Angeles on business, unaware she had been declared missing. She does not own a cell phone and had not been in touch with family or friends.


GARDNERVILLE, NV - Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a missing 63-year-old woman named Kathy Arlana Hammond.

Hammond was reported as a missing person by a friend Sunday, 02/17/13. Hammond was last seen by friends and family at approximately 1PM on Friday, 02/15/13.

Hammond is reported to be mentally unstable, and has threatened suicide in the past.

Hammond is reported to be driving a 4-door 1993 Subaru Legacy sedan, teal green in color, bearing California license plate 3CKF797.

Hammond is described as: 5'-2 and 135 pounds with a medium build and fair skin, long straight brown hair and brown eyes. Hammond was last seen wearing blue jeans, a brown ski jacket with blue trim, and a black fanny pack.

Hammond is known to frequent hiking areas in the foothills along the Sierra Nevada.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Hammond or the vehicle is asked to call DCSO Investigator D. Slater at 775-782-9908 or DCSO Dispatch at 775-782-5126.