A 37-year-old Napa woman was missing after she was last seen Monday night, according to Napa Police Department.
Crystal McCarthy was reported missing Tuesday morning after her boyfriend told police that he last saw and spoke to her at her home on 500 Block on Lincoln Avenue the night before, Police Sgt. Peter Piersig said. The friend said he was working Monday night and found out McCarthy was not home when he returned just after midnight.
A roommate of McCarthy and her boyfriend was home late Monday and had spoken to McCarthy just before 9 p.m. that night when she asked for an umbrella during the end of a weekend rainy season in the Bay Area, Piersig said in an email on Saturday. Later, at around 10:30 p.m. Monday, the roommate received a meal order that McCarthy had placed but assumed she was in her bedroom.
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McCarthy’s friend told police he searched the area early Tuesday morning and found some of their belongings near the west bank of the Napa River under the Lincoln Avenue bridge near their home, Piersig reported.
The Napa Police Department commissioned the case with a detective, who follows standard missing person practice. Detectives met with McCarthy’s friend and roommate and spoke to the woman’s relatives and friends, according to Piersig, who said police had been told it was unusual for McCarthy to lose touch with family or friends.
Police detectives reported no activity on McCarthy’s bank accounts and her cell phone was in her house. McCarthy also didn’t show up for work at a downtown store, and family and friends hadn’t heard from her at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Piersig said.
Late on Saturday afternoon, McCarthy’s boyfriend, roommates, relatives and friends were cooperating fully with the Napa Police detectives, and no foul play was suspected, according to the department.
Witnesses told police that McCarthy had befriended a homeless woman over the past few months and brought food and drinks to her and others, according to Piersig. Heavy rain fell Monday night – in the late stages of a storm that was up to 4 inches high over much of the Napa Valley – and the tide on the Napa River was high when McCarthy was last seen, police who said ‘McCarthy may have gone into the river and been washed away.
Detectives have been walking along the Napa River since it disappeared, and a California Highway Patrol Air Operations crew checked the river area on Thursday in clear weather. (CHP reported that budget constraints were preventing Air Operations from looking for McCarthy until a crew was airborne for another mission, Piersig said.)
Police detectives provide tips and keep looking for McCarthy, who was described as 1.70 m, 155 pounds, with orange hair and green eyes. She doesn’t own a vehicle.
Anyone with information on Crystal McCarthy, or what she was up to on Monday, December 13th, is asked to contact Brandt Keown, Napa Police Department detective at 707-257-9592 or firstname.lastname@example.org to contact.
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