Search continues in Placer County for missing Sacramento woman |

Search continues in Placer County for missing Sacramento woman

Yi Wong, 33, of Sacramento.
Placer County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE: Yin Wong, 30, was found dead in Auburn near American Canyon. For more on this story go here.

Placer County authorities this morning will begin their fourth day of searching for a missing Sacramento woman whose car was found near the American River canyon ridge.

Sheriff’s officials said there’s no indication that foul play is involved in the disappearance of Yin Wong, 33.

Wong, who appears to have no ties to the Auburn area, disappeared early Sunday in the Bowman area. A resident found her car and contacted authorities, which found her shoes, keys, purse and cell phone nearby, said Dena Erwin, public information officer with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

“Her shoes were outside the car, tangled in some bushes,” Erwin said.

Sixty-seven people and six agencies, including the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, searched Tuesday for Wong. Today a National Guard helicopter is planned to help transport searchers, authorities said.

Wong is described as being “5-feet tall, and weighing 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue-striped top and an unknown color skirt. She has a stocky build, medium complexion, and a protruding belly,” Placer authorities stated.


Anyone with information about Wong is asked to call the Placer County Sheriff’s Office at 530-889-7800.


To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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