Discussion in '2000's Missing' started by ketel0ne, Aug 18, 2005.
I have loosely been following this, and the one thing I keep thinking about is how the daughter said her mother was deathly (sorry to use this term) afraid of heights.
We have posted a comment that Cindy Mayo (daughter) posted to us on the blog. There are 2 funds set up for Tracy (daughter) and Pete (son) to continue searching for Nita (mother). Tracy is from North Dakota and Pete is from Tenn. The cost of living out of state and the expense off meals and flyers as well as search efforts are mounting.
Since they found her car that means she didn't go over a cliff in her car. I've been over that pass at night, and I can tell you it isn't for the faint of heart or anyone afraid of heights. I was petrified.
Tracy Mayo is setting up another search for Saturday. If you are in the area please lend a hand.
How horrible. Was there anything wrong with her car when it was found? Had she run out of gas or had the car broken down? If there was something wrong with the car she may have taken a ride with someone. If there was nothing wrong with the car then someone must have taken her.
Her poor family. What a nightmare for them. I hope they find their mom alive and well real soon.
From what we understand she got out to take pictures and possibly to have a picnic lunch.
This post will give those around the country a better feel for the area that law enforcement and the family are trying to cover and clear as a target spot.
Donnells Vista-Stanislaus National Forest
Union Democrat article with some picturesque descriptions of the area.
More details about the climbing and terrain of the Highway 108 area from SonoraPassClimbing.comThey have also put out a call to all climbers on their site for any information.
These are the areas that Pete and Tracy Mayo are spending there days traversing and looking for Nita Mayo.
When I was in my teens, our church youth group would take backpacking trips in the Sierras. There is a lot of wild, desolate country out there.
I think stores should invest more in their surveillance and hold on to tapes longer than they do. If there was a picture to put out on the wire services of the scruffy-looking man hanging out at the store, I think we might find out what happened to Nita Mayo.
It looks like Tim Miller and Texas Equu-Search is joing the search for Nita. This may lead to more promising searches based on horseback.
I live in Hawthorne...and know Nita well. She was a nurse at my Doctors office. I would love to help with the search but cant find out when they are doing them again. If anyone could help that would be great! Thanks!
This weekend they are doing massive searches with Tracy and Texas Equusearch. They are using the Holiday/extended weekend for a larger scale search.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office wants to question a woman in connection with the disappearance of Nita Mayo.
Tuolumne County officials say they are interested in talking to 39-year-old Jewel Jeanne Rice of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Mayo, a 64-year-old Hawthorne resident, was last seen when she left to go shopping near Sonora, California. Her car was later found abandoned in Tuolumne County.
Officials say Rice, who also uses the alias Atencio, was in the area at the time of Mayo's disappearance. They say Rice's car may have had mechanical problems and that it is possible she was looking for help with her vehicle.
Authorities are not calling Rice a suspect in Mayo's disappearance, only that she may be a possible witness. She is described as being a white, female, standing 5'1" tall and weighing 185 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Mugshot of POI at link
Volunteers, including an internationally-known horseback search team, plan today and Sunday to continue the search for a Hawthorne woman missing near Sonora, Calif., since Aug. 8.
Our meeting place will again be the Dardanelles Resort today and Sunday with the check-in between 8 and 9 a.m., Mayo said. Well be searching all day. We are asking for help from anyone with horses, ATVs, jeeps, or just on foot.
The Dardanelle Resort is on U.S. Highway 108 near Sonora Pass, about 150 miles from Reno.
Mayo said authorities also are trying to locate a potential witness, Jewel Rice, 31, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo. Ms. Rices U-Haul broke down and was left in the Strawberry area the same time of my Moms disappearance, so she may have witnessed something, Mayo said.
Mayo's family is asking anyone camping, hiking and fishing in the Sonora Pass area to keep an eye out for anything suspicious.
Tomorrow night, a benefit concert will be held in Twain Harte to raise money and awareness to help find Mayo, a 64-year-old nurse from Hawthorne. The Silvermoon All Stars band will wear shirts with Mayo's picture on them as they perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eproson Park.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department considers Mayo's disappearance a missing person case, but investigators have also said she possibly was the victim of a crime.
The family is asking for anyone with horses, ATV's, Jeeps, or people just on foot to go out and help in the search for Mayo, who has been missing for close to a month.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office says the investigation into the disappearance of a Hawthorne, Nevada woman is still active and ongoing.
Lt. George Ruckman of the Sheriff's Department says investigators are following every lead in an effort to locate 64-year-old Nita Mayo who has been missing for nearly a month.
Ruckman says the sheriff's department is working closely with investigators in Nevada to turn up clues in the case.
He says the sheriff's department has gone to Mayo's house and talked with her co-workers and neighbors in Nevada.
So far the investigation has come up empty. Ruckman says a forensic examination of Mayo's car turned up "nothing unusual."
Mayo Family Members Gearing Up For Major Search
Monday, October 10, 2005 - 08:45 AM
Eric Nelson News Director
Sonora, CA -- Family members of a missing Nevada woman are once again organizing a major search effort this weekend.
The group Texas Equusearch will also participate along with the Carole Sund Carrington Foundation in an effort to locate 64-year-old Nita Mayo who has been missing since August 8th.
Organizers are seeking volunteers to join the search, especially those with Horses, ATVs, dog teams and four-wheel drive vehicles.
Search parties will be staged at the Strawberry Inn on Highway 108 at 9:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Nita Mayo: Search on Nov. 19th and 20th
We are having another volunteer search on November 19th and 20th, for Nita Mayo, our Mom. The search will be headquartered at Walker River Lodge, 100 Main st. in Bridgeport, California. We need as many volunteers as possible and especially need those with atvs, horses, dogs, jeeps, etc
. Also cameras and ropes. My brother Pete will need a truck with an atv. We must get this out to as many people as possible, winter will soon be here and also the holidays. We need our Mom back home with us.
We really need your help! If you have any questions, please call Pete at (615)566-1158.
Thank you very much.
Just got an update from Tracy Mayo
The search will be headquartered at El Capitan at 9am, in Hawthorne, Nevada. Not in California as listed above.
Nita Mayo: MAYO FAMILY DOES NOT GIVE UP THE SEARCH
MAYO FAMILY DOES NOT GIVE UP THE SEARCH
NOVEMBER 15, 2005: Another search is being organized for missing Hawthorne, NV woman, Nita Mayo on Saturday and Sunday, November 19th and 20th. The Mayo Family will be organizing a search in the Hawthorne, Nevada area. Anyone wishing to join in this search is asked to meet at the El Capitan Restaurant/Casino, 540 F Street in Hawthorne at 9am. We are especially requesting people with Horses, ATVs, dog teams, and Jeeps to help us in our search for our Mom, Nita Mayo. We at this time would also like to make an appeal to all property owners to please drive around and look at your property for anything suspicious. We feel it is now necessary to start looking at the last place that we KNOW she was, and that is in Hawthorne where she has her home. Please help us in our continued search for our Mother
.and please help us bring her home for the Holidays
we are DESPERATE and in urgent need of your support.
UPDATE ON THE PREVIOUS OCTOBER 15TH & 16 SEARCH:
The last search that the Mayo family and Texas EquuSearch conducted in the Sierra Mountains in October did not result in finding Nita or any signs of her, however Americas Most Wanted spent the entire 2 days filming the search and interviewing the Mayo Family. The segment on the Mayo Search, as told by the producers, is set to air the middle of December. This could be the exact break that is needed in the Mayo case due to the fact it is a resort area
.National coverage is imperative to try and reach the people that may have seen something but have no idea to give the information due to not knowing about her disappearance.
Thank you Absolut, for keeping this search updated.
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