Identity released of woman whose body was found during search
LASSEN COUNTY, Calif. (KOLO) - UPDATE NOV. 13: The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner has identified the woman found dead in Northerwestern Nevada, north of Pyramid Lake, as Shirlee Weaver, 85, of Wendel, California.
The cause of death is pending, but Detectives have said the death does not appear suspicious in nature.
According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, hunters found the vehicle that was associated with two missing women out of Lassen County. It was found near Mixie Flat Road several miles east of Sage Hen Spring late Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
The tan 2002 Toyota RAV4 had a flat tire, a raised hood, and the word “help” was spelled out on the ground with items from inside the vehicle.
Raven and Hasty personnel who were training in the area moved to the reported location of the vehicle.
Washoe County teams continue to search for the second missing woman, Candy Sturgill, 75. The California Highway Patrol is also assisting in search efforts.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office in the search for two women who have been missing since October 25, 2020.
Candy Sturgill, 75, and Shirlee Weaver, 84, were last seen leaving the Litchfield, Calif. area with a destination of Wendel, Calif. The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office says they are known to frequent the remote areas between Wendel and Pyramid Lake.
The sheriff’s office said seven planes from their Search and Rescue Air Squadron are flying Tuesday, November 3, 2020 looking for signs of the women or their tan Toyota RAV4 with California plates 6NWD443.
Anyone with information should call (775) 785-WCSO.
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