Pair in Nevada County car chase still missing a week later | TheUnion.com

Pair in Nevada County car chase still missing a week later

Two suspects in a high-speed chase remain missing a week after they first escaped deputies, authorities said.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office searched Tuesday for Jordan Alexander Rose, 23, and Rickie Lynn Abel, 34, after getting information about the pair from their friends and family, who said they were lost. No search by authorities has happened since then, Sgt. Sam Brown said.

“We can’t deploy volunteers,” Brown added. “It’s dangerous.”

Rose and Abel are linked to a Nov. 25 car chase that led deputies up Highway 20. Authorities stopped pursuit when the vehicle crossed the center line, reports and Brown have said.

According to Brown, Rose and Jordan contacted friends and family after the chase. One friend said they were lost.

Authorities on Monday received a missing persons report. They searched the following day for the pair in the White Cloud Campground area, where the vehicle was found.

“I went out walking around for four or five hours, yelling their names,” Brown said.

A phone call from the pair to friends and family pinged off a Colfax cell phone tower, some 20 miles from the search area. A call to 911, which the pair never made, would have provided authorities GPS coordinates and a much smaller search area, Brown said.

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