Body Found During Search For Two Women Missing In California

LASSEN COUNTY, Calif.  — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office began assisting the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office in searching for Shirlee Weaver and Candy Sturgill on November 3, 2020. The women were last seen on October 25, 2020 leaving the Litchfield, CA area with a destination of Wendel, CA. They are known to frequent the remote areas between Wendel and Pyramid Lake.

Search teams Tuesday located the body of one missing Lassen County woman after hunters came across missing vehicle.

Hunters came across the associated vehicle 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. A lone woman was found deceased in the passenger seat. Detectives dispatched to the scene say her death does not appear suspicious in nature.

The woman is not yet identified, and her identity will be released at a later date by the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Teams continue searching for the second missing woman today. The California Highway Patrol also provided a helicopter in the search efforts.

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