There are new details in the Linnea Lomax disappearance. The family of the missing UC Davis woman have released clarifications on the clothing she was wearing when she was last seen this week. There are also new comments regarding her emotional state -- which lends to a dark feeling over this entire case. Where is the 19-year-old college freshman and will she be found safely?
The description of the clothing worn by the missing woman include a black hoodie with the word "Sweden" in red across the front of it. She was also wearing green pants and flip flops -- though the color of the flip flops was not released. The blond hair, blue-eyed UC Davis coed had just been released from a mental health clinic on her first day out after a 10-day stint after a mental breakdown. As stated in an earlier report, she's in a fragile mental state due to the stress of studying for finals.
The latest update in the disappearance of Linnea Lomax comes with the possibility of a sighting. After midnight on Wednesday it was reported that she may have been sighted behind a Costco store. Though the details of this alleged sighting are shaky at best. Hopefully volunteer searches turn out positive and she is found safe and sound. Her family believes that she is frightened and doesn't want to be found. Why?
Well, her father seems to know exactly what's in her head, which is a curious oddity:
"She thinks that all that help that is coming to help her is something bad. She's thinking they're going to give her meds and give her therapy for something she doesn't think she has," said Craig Lomax.
Could Craig know exactly what's in the head of his missing 19-year-old daughter or does he just have a good idea? It's not a popular opinion, but the idea that she vanished in an area frequented by patients of the mental health clinic and the urgent care facility just kind of puts her at a heightened risk of abduction. Users of drugs and disturbed individuals could find a woman in a vulnerable state easy to pick up and led away without incident. Nonetheless, the family appears to only be considering the possibility that she is out there somewhere, hiding, without a wallet, cellphone or any of her other belongings.
A command center is located on the second floor of a fire station at Watt and El Camino, and volunteers are encouraged to check in and help keep awareness of this missing woman at the front of the headlines as well as the surrounding communities. Please do your part and help spread the word about this young woman's strange and mysterious disappearance.
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