On June 26 Linnea Lomax was last seen in the 800 block of Howe Avenue in Sacramento. At the time Lomax had a scheduled appointment at an out-patient psychiatric hospital. Lomax had previously suffered a nervous breakdown due to finals at UC Davis.
Lomax left for lunch with no identification, no money and no transportation. Her current whereabouts are unknown. Lomax has not been seen or heard from since. There were possible sightings in Sacramento County, all of which are unconfirmed. Lomax is classified as a Missing Person at Risk.
The preliminary investigation was conducted by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and later transferred to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. Detectives from both agencies have been working closely with the family as well as with the Help Find Linnea Foundation, which was established by friends and family of Linnea. The foundation has set up a command post in Sacramento with more than 900 volunteers. Several social network sites have been established as well as a tip line. The family has advised that they are also in contact with Mark Klaas, the father of Polly Klaas and the driving force behind the Polly Klaas Foundation.
The initial report was that Lomax was “voluntarily” missing and is choosing to stay away from family and friends. The investigation showed no signs of kidnapping or abduction.
Detectives, family and friends are asking for the public’s help in finding Lomax, who has not been seen or heard from in more than 1 week. The family is concerned if she left voluntarily without any means of survival, she is now in grave danger due to not taking her prescribed medications.
The family has advised that a reward of $5000 is being offered for any “Information leading to the safe return of Linnea.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the 24-hour tip line at (916) 905-HELP or (916) 564-2215 or log onto helpfindlinnea.org.