Discussion in '2010's Missing' started by los2188, Dec 21, 2015.
So very sad. I can't even imagine the pain the family is going through.
I was watching coverage of the Oregon wldfires in the Columbia River Gorge and thought of Alissa. If she is still there, I hope it reveals her and the family can get some closure.
I am thinking the same thing.
I came back to check on this case. I would have if she wasn't far off the trail she would have been found by now. If someone is in the advance stages of hypothermia, though, they are not thinking rationally and there is no telling what they do or where they would go.
At this point, it seems she may not be found... how sad.
What happened to her missing person Facebook page? Did the person running it take it down? I think about her every time I go there or drive past.
I haven't read all of her thread yet but does anyone think this UID could be Alissa (WARNING Pics of the actual skeleton in thread): https://www.websleuths.com/forums/s...5-Umpqua-River-near-Gardiner-1-Oct-2016/page4
Gardener - I saw your post on the other thread and I have to agree about the teeth - excellent sleuthing. I wonder if any friends or family on here know if Alissa had the "university of puget sound class of 2010" water bottle. From the personal affects found with this UID, that seems like it could help the most.
For Alissa's friends, here are some pictures of the Unidentified woman's personal items. Do any of these look familiar or like something she could have with her?
More pictures (post limit is 5):
This is the composite sketch:
Good work Gardener! I’m somewhat doubtful that this is Alissa because the skull was found two years ago and she disappeared just a little over two years ago. Would there only be a “degraded” skull and bones in such a relatively short time?
Also, Gardiner is quite far from Multnomah Falls where her car was found and where she was spotted on the trail. I always take sightings with a grain of salt, but combined with the car it seems likely to have been Alissa. So I’m doubtful that the car was planted there as a red herring, but anything is possible. I hope this woman will be identified and returned to her family. The publicity this has received is helpful. Thanks for leaving no stone unturned on Alissa’s behalf.
Thanks for the feedback Lilibet. The UID was found in Oct 2016-- 11 months after Alissa went missing. I do agree it may be unlikely if Alissa was really the person seen on the trail.
Thanks for the Oct 2016 info, Gardener. I was lazily going by the two years mentioned in the link. Eleven months would be enough time for the bones to be found in that condition, I assume. I’m still hung up on the distance, car and sighting. But stranger things have happened and it will be an observant person like you who identifies this woman.
I was speaking about this area with my brother recently and he said there was forest fire in that general area this last summer or fall. I wonder if the burned off vegetation would make it easier to search now.
Bump for Alyssa. What happened to you?