Woman vanishes on short walk

Herald staff

LYNNWOOD – Snohomish County sheriff’s officials are asking the public’s help to locate a woman who disappeared Thursday morning during a two-block walk.

Debra Christine Somerville, 43, is manager of the Lake Hill Motel in the 15000 block of Highway 99, said Jan Jorgensen, sheriff’s spokeswoman.

On Thursday, Somerville left the motel at 8:55 a.m. to walk two blocks north to a CitiBank branch. She failed to arrive at the bank and didn’t return home, Jorgensen said. Somerville had indicated she would return shortly because she had an 11 a.m. appointment.

Somerville is a white female, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 110 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans with bleach stains, a pink tank top with blue flowers on it and sandals, Jorgensen said.

Sheriff’s investigators ask anyone who has seen her or has information about her whereabouts to call the sheriff’s Major Crimes Tip Line at 425-388-3845.

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