Family and friends spent Sunday searching the brush alongside a walking trail south of the Everett Mall after a 50-year-old Stanwood woman failed to return from a shopping trip Saturday.
But they found no sign of Shari Anderson, more than 24-hours after she left home to go shopping.
"We want her home," said Mary Rehberg, who said she was a close friend of Anderson’s for three decades.
Anderson was supposed to return home Saturday by 4:30 p.m., and her husband, John Anderson, called Rehberg at 6 p.m., concerned about her whereabouts. That night they found her car parked outside the Mervyns store at the Everett Mall, with no sign that anything had been stolen from the car, Rehberg said.
Everett police took an initial report on the woman’s disappearance, and will assign the case to the crimes against persons unit Monday, said police spokesman Sgt. Boyd Bryant.
Bryant said police have found no sign of foul play.
Rehberg said it would have been out of character for Anderson to leave without notifying people, and said this had never happened before.
"She just wouldn’t do this," she said.
Anderson, a Department of Social and Health Services caseworker, was last seen wearing a green jacket, jeans and white tennis shoes, according to police. She is 5 feet 8 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes, and a tattoo on her left shoulder, Bryant said.
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