Sacto 9-1-1
July 26, 2012
El Dorado Sheriff believes missing 19-year-old woman is still alive

Thumbnail image for Lomax.pngBy David Ruiz
druiz@sacbee.com

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office held a press conference today to generate public awareness on the disappearance of 19-year old Linnea Lomax, who went missing one month ago today.

Sheriff John D'Agostini said there have been no new developments on the search. However, he said he believes that Lomax is still alive.

Lomax, 19, was last seen June 26 around 1 p.m. on the 800 block of Howe Avenue in Sacramento County. She is described as a white woman, 5 feet 2 inches tall, and 100 pounds. She was last seen wearing faded green pants and a dark hooded sweatshirt with the word "Sweden" on the front.

D'Agostini said Lomax is still considered at risk because of her required medication for her mental condition. He said he does not know what mental state she is in now.

Lomax's parents, Craig and Marianne Lomax,called the situation a "nightmare." Craig said the two have been "overwhelmingly concerned" about their daughter.

Lomax's parents have increased flier circulation in hopes of reaching out to someone who might know her location. Fliers have been handed out recently at the California State Fair.

"We're just trying to bring attention to areas where she may have even traveled, by now," Craig Lomax said, "but the possibilities are getting smaller."

Lomax disappeared after walking away from an out-patient mental health facility, where she had been receiving treatment after she had what her family has described as a breakdown while studying for finals at the University of California, Davis.

Anyone with information on Lomax's location is asked to call the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office at (530) 621-6600.

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