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Police search for missing hiker near Darrington

DARRINGTON — Seattle police and Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies continued Wednesday looking for a 33-year-old woman who told friends she was going hiking near Darrington and hasn’t been heard from for days.

Friends told police that Mary Hyde Wingfield of Seattle is an avid hiker who often goes on trips by herself, Seattle police said in a statement.

She told friends she was headed to the Sulfur Creek or Buck Creek area on the Suiattle River Road east of Darrington, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Rebecca Hover said.

Wingfield was expected to return Sunday night but hasn’t been heard from since Friday, Seattle police said.

Deputies have searched trailhead parking lots for the woman’s white 1997 Toyota Corolla, Washington license plate 432UHK, but have been unable to find the car, Hover said.

“There’s no way to ­really search,” Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said. “They checked the areas where friends thought she went to.”

Wingfield is described as white, 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing about 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair.

Police believe she was wearing a black fleece jacket, a dark green and gray rain coat, blue jeans and boots. She may be carrying a blue backpack.

Anyone who sees Wingfield or her car is asked to call 911.

Everett: Police find pot growing operation

Everett police officers who were investigating a burglary on Tuesday discovered a marijuana growing operation.

Police got a call about a burglary in a neighborhood south of Forest Park. Officers detained several people during their investigation at a house. They could smell marijuana coming from a house on Black Forest Lane, said Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force Sgt. Mark Richardson.

Investigators obtained a search warrant and discovered nearly 200 marijuana plants, he said.

Several people were arrested in connection with the growing operation.

Stanwood: Collision sends two to hospital

A rear-end collision on Highway 532 Wednesday morning sent two people to the hospital with injuries, officials said.

Just before 7 a.m., a car hit another car that was turning onto 64th Avenue NW, Washington State Patrol trooper Rob Nance said.

One car went into the ditch and rolled onto its hood, he said. Traffic was blocked while crews cleaned up the crash.

From Herald staff reports

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