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Investigation continues for missing Chelan woman


CHELAN—The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office continues its search for 37-year-old Adriana Nunez-Gutierrez, who disappeared more than two weeks ago. Last seen at her residence on the evening of Feb. 15, Nunez-Gutierrez’s absence was reported by Morgan Owings Elementary School, where she is a frequent volunteer, on Feb. 23.

In the early stages of the investigation, detectives learned of a text message sent from Nunez-Gutierrez’s phone between 2 and 3 a.m. on Feb. 16. Despite efforts, the location of her phone remains undetermined after it lost power following the message. The missing woman’s employer confirmed that she has yet to collect her recent paycheck and has missed several appointments.

Although there was a potential sighting of Nunez-Gutierrez at a local Walmart, deputies, after reviewing surveillance footage, have ruled out the lead. Nunez-Gutierrez, described as a Hispanic female, stands 5'3" tall, weighs approximately 110 pounds, has dark hair, and is known to wear a black sweatshirt or dark jacket. Family members also note she has a noticeable limp.

The Chelan County Sheriff's Office, emphasizing the role of community support, urges anyone with information regarding Nunez-Gutierrez’s disappearance to contact the CCSO tip line at (509) 667-6845 or email Detective Cy Bowthorpe at


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