Search continues for woman missing from Pershing County

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LOVELOCK, Nev. (KOLO) - Pershing County Sheriff's Office investigators are continuing to ask the public to be on the lookout for a missing woman, Lisa Del Campo.

January 15, 2018, dispatch received a report of an abandoned 2016 Ford Fiesta in the White Horse Canyon area, in an area usually only accessible to 4-wheel-drive vehicles. Deputies confirmed it appeared to be ‘out of place,’ but did not find any evidence of foul play. There were no items found in the car to show any occupant had any food or gear to sustain life in the environment there. Based on this information, a search for the owner of the vehicle, Lisa Maria Del Campo, was initiated.

Deputies, search and rescue teams and helicopter crews spent the next several days in the canyon and found what were believed to be Del Campo’s footprints about three miles past the car further into the hills. They also found her cell phone, and evidence she may have walked back down and out of the canyon. But no more sign of her was found.

According to family members, it was unusual for her to be in an area outside of a populated city. The family went into the Winnemucca area and found Del Campo had stayed the night at the Motel 6 January 8 and 9, and checked out on the 10th. The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office has no information on her whereabouts for the time between January 10 and the 14th, and is requesting any assistance with any information regarding that.

Using information found in the car, investigators found Del Campo had been on the way to Los Angeles, and tracked her movements using information from her bank card. Evidence shows Lisa Maria made it south of Modesto, then for an unknown reason turned and started to head east, with her last known transactions being in Winnemucca. There was also information extracted from her cell phone regarding a possible trip to an unknown destination in New York.

PCSO did not find any information in the vehicle explaining why her car and phone were found in White Horse Canyon area.

As of January 29, no further sign of her has been found by any of several groups searching for her.

The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office is requesting any and all information regarding the whereabouts of Lisa Maria Martin Del Campo. The active portion of the search for Lisa Maria has been suspended in the area of White Horse Canyon until further information/evidence is received that she may still be in the area. If you have any information regarding Lisa Maria’s whereabouts, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 775-273-2641.