Missing woman Tatyana Khmara vanished over the weekend in the city of Pacifica. She was last seen by witnesses with an unidentified man walking along the shoreline. Now police believe they have found evidence in her disappearance, including items of interest, footprints and scent evidence. These new updates in the search for the missing woman are just more pieces to the overall puzzle, but with police not releasing more details it's curious to wonder if the evidence is substantial at all.
Investigators say that scent dogs picked up the scent of Tatyana Khmara near the bank of the White River today, and believe that she was indeed in the water at one point. They didn't clarify on whether or not they believed she was murdered and left in the water or if her scent was there from going swimming. They also found two sets of footprints believed to belong to the missing woman and the unknown man she was seen with on Friday night. Aside from these updates, detectives found "items of interest" while doing ground searches near the banks of the White River, but they are not releasing what these items are. Were they clothes belonging to the woman or other items?
Officials say that it is too soon to say whether or not Tatyana met foul play, but judging by the secrecy in the items they've found, there is a heavy feeling hovering over the entire case. Hopefully this is just an incident of a woman willingly going on a mini-vacay with a new lover and not something foul involving the woman being victimized. All too often do women go missing under these very circumstances, only to turn up dead or never found.
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