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Family searching for missing Granite Falls woman

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By Rikki King
Herald Writer
  • Angela Gilbert, of Granite Falls, has been missing since June 2.

    Angela Gilbert, of Granite Falls, has been missing since June 2.

GRANITE FALLS -- Angela Gilbert's family just wants her to come home.
The Granite Falls woman, 41, was last reported seen June 2. Her disappearance is under investigation by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.
Investigators couldn't share any new information Monday, sheriff's spokeswoman Rebecca Hover said.
Gilbert has a history of scrapes with the law, and was wanted on warrants when she dropped from sight.
Gilbert's family has been out canvassing east Snohomish County, putting up fliers with her photo, said her daughter, Alyssa Gilbert, 20. At times, they feel that distributing fliers is all they can do to help.
"We're doing the best we can under the circumstances," Alyssa Gilbert said. "We're tired and worn out, but we just gotta keep going."
It is unusual for her mother to be gone this long, and she never misses her children's birthdays, Alyssa Gilbert said. Angela Gilbert has six children, ranging from 11 to 23. She has already missed one child's birthday. There's another one coming up.
Gilbert's family is trying to support each other while they wait for news.
"When we're just really down and breaking, we'll give each other hugs," she said.
They are working on getting Angela Gilbert's picture out to anyone who might recognize her. A Facebook page, "Missing Angela Gilbert" had more than 1,200 followers Monday night. They are targeting towns where Gilbert hung out, including Gold Bar, Monroe and Sultan.
Gilbert also has warrants out for her arrest, court records show. She recently entered into drug court after being accused of a burglary in January and having been convicted of a similar offense the year before.
While awaiting prosecution on the latest offense, she was pulled over in Monroe on May 10 with expired tabs and an invalid trip permit, Monroe police spokeswoman Debbie Willis said. The permit had been altered to look as if the vehicle had state permission to be driven for a couple of days.
Gilbert was booked into Snohomish County Jail on a felony warrant and for investigation of several new crimes, including driving with her license suspended and refusing to cooperate with a police officer.
She was later released but failed to appear for a May 27 court hearing. A warrant was issued May 31, just two days before her family last saw her.
Gilbert reportedly was last seen walking with a friend on private timber land near the 21400 block of 119th Street NE. in Granite Falls, just outside city limits. Detectives were told that Gilbert and her friend had gone for a walk along a trail. The friend returned alone and told others that Gilbert had decided to continue walking on her own.
Gilbert is white, 5 feet, 2 inches tall and 120 pounds. She has blond hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white down coat, blue jeans and black tennis shoes with pink laces.
Her daughter described her as a funny woman who loves to joke and make people laugh.
The family is grateful to everyone who has been there for them and has helped them look, Alyssa Gilbert said. They can't even count how many offers for help have come in.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's tip line at 425-388-3845.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449;
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