June 24, 2009 in News

Missing Spokane woman spotted twice in Seattle

By The Spokesman-Review
 

The Washington State Patrol said that a missing 27-year-old Spokane woman who walked off a ferry and left her car behind was spotted Tuesday in Shoreline.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Amy Story is asked to call State Patrol Detective Russ Haake at (425) 401-788, and press option 1 at the voice prompt.

Story’s family told police that she suffers from a bi-polar condition and may not be taking her medications.

“If she’s having some mental health issues, we’d like to get her some help, get her an evaluation,” said Sgt. Craig Johnson.

Police have been searching for Story since she left her Mitsubishi Galant parked on a ferry after an afternoon trip from Bainbridge Island to Seattle on Monday. She left behind personal belongings in the car and was seen leaving the ferry.

“You don’t normally leave a car on the boat,” said Johnson.

Story has experienced similar episodes in the past, according to the State Patrol. Story was visiting relatives in Sequim and may be trying to make her way back to Spokane.

On Tuesday, Story was seen at a hotel in Shoreline at 3:30 a.m., police say. Surveillance video shows her looking through what appear to be tourist brochures on a rack in the hotel lobby and talking to the front desk clerk. She was by herself, according to Johnson, and apparently didn’t have any money to check in. But there was no indication that she was in distress, Johnson said. She was also spotted later that day on foot at the intersection of Dexter and Aurora Avenue in Seattle.

“We want to get her in contact with her family,” Johnson said.


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