Saturday, 04 February 2023

Officials search for missing woman

LAKE COUNTY – Sonoma County Sheriff's Office investigators issued a report on Saturday night regarding a missing woman who was believed to be heading for the Kelseyville area.

According to a statement issued at 7 p.m., Sonoma County Sheriff's officials said they had taken a missing persons report on Lauren Rutz, 22.

A Sonoma State University student who occasionally resides in the Sebastopol area as well as Kelseyville, the sheriff's report stated that Rutz was traveling alone from San Francisco to the Kelseyville area when she disappeared.

She was last heard from Saturday at 2:45 a.m., the report noted, when she spoke to her mother via cell phone.

At the time of the call, cell phone records indicate Rutz may have been in the Windsor area, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office reported.

Rutz is a white female, 5' 4" tall and 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, authorities reported. She was driving a silver 1997 Toyota RAV4, California License Plate No. 4XXF221.

Law enforcement agencies continue to search Rutz's possible routes of travel from the air and on the ground, in and around Sonoma County, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's report. No foul play is suspected at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sonoma County Sheriff's Department at (707) 565-2650.

E-mail Elizabeth Larson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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