View Full Version : CA CA - Sylvia Lang, 77, Pt. Reyes, 24 Jan 2010

01-30-2010, 03:06 PM

The Associated Press
Posted: 01/25/2010 09:47:23 AM PST
Updated: 01/25/2010 09:47:23 AM PST

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif.—Authorities are looking for a 77-year-old woman who has gone missing in the Point Reyes National Seashore.

Marin County sheriff's officials say Silvia Lang of Nicasio was last seen Saturday night.

Her car was found in a beach parking lot the next afternoon with two of her dogs inside. A third dog was nearby with its leash hung up on some rocks.

Search and rescue teams combed the area through the night, but still haven't found the woman.

Friends say Lang is an experienced hiker who used to work for the National Park Service and trains dogs for the disabled.

Two weeks ago, 37-year-old Katherine Truitt of Alameda went missing around McClures Beach, eight miles to the north of where Lang's car was found. Truitt hasn't been found. ———

Information from: Marin Independent Journal, http://www.marinij.com

01-30-2010, 04:30 PM
She sounds like the kind of woman I want to be when I am 77.

02-17-2010, 10:07 PM

Brent Ainsworth
Posted: 02/17/2010 05:27:52 PM PST

The search has stalled for two women who went missing at West Marin beaches within two weeks of each other, the chief parks ranger at the Point Reyes National Seashore said Wednesday.
Alameda resident Katherine Truitt, 37, disappeared from McClures Beach on Jan. 9, and Nicasio resident Silvia Lange, 77, has not been seen since Jan. 24, when she went for a hike at North Beach.

"It makes everyone frustrated - the families, the friends, the rangers and the investigators," said David Schifsky, chief ranger at the National Parks Service's office in Olema.

Two park service investigators spent about a week in West Marin handling the cases and are now back at their respective offices, Schifsky said. "They have followed any leads that have come to us," he said. "There is nothing new to report."

Friends and families congregated on the coast as search-and-rescue efforts took place in the days after each woman was reported missing. Initially there were worries about possible abductions or "sneaker" waves pulling them into the ocean. Schifsky described that as "total speculation."

"Officially they are missing persons," Schifsky said.

02-17-2010, 10:13 PM
Silvia Lange or Sylvia Lang? I've seen articles with both spellings or names.

And I'm hoping that it is not three women missing....

03-15-2010, 03:45 PM

Friends and family of Silvia Lange will gather to celebrate her life this weekend on Angel Island.

The 77-year-old Nicasio resident went missing after a trip to Point Reyes National Seashore in late January. Her vehicle and dogs were found, but she has not been seen since.

08-26-2012, 06:34 AM
A memorial blog. No updates about finding her that I can see.