Elizabeth Pham, 33, was seen near a highway in Lewis County, Washington, on Oct. 10 and has been missing ever since, detectives with the Lewis County Sheriff's Office said.
“She’s married with three kids and she’s a dental hygienist in the area and very well known and loved by people in the area so people are very concerned about her well-being right now,” her friend Kandi McDonald told Q13FOX.
Pham’s family worry she may be suffering from postpartum depression and reports of her behavior have been unusual.
According to McDonald, Pham left her car running near the highway and walked, without shoes, to a truck stop, where she asked a driver to take her to Redding, California. Employees intervened and called her a cab.
Pham, who lives in Centralia, Washington, allegedly asked the cab driver to take her to Olympia, Washington, but she got out near a gas station in Toledo, Washington, later went into a restaurant, and might’ve been spotted near a river after that.
On Oct. 11, a fisherman turned in Pham’s makeup bag to the Castle Rock Police Department, according to KIRO. The fisherman apparently found it down river from where Pham might have been spotted the day before.
“At this time, we do not know what happened to Elizabeth. There are a lot of possibilities that need to be examined,” Chief Deputy Bruce Kimsey said, according to KIRO.
“Elizabeth may have gotten a ride out of the area, and be gone on her own volition, we just don’t know at this time," he added. "Detectives will be obtaining and reviewing video surveillance from businesses near the areas she was reported to be and will be coordinating a search of the river and riverbanks as well. Our detectives will continue to work diligently on this case.”
Police ask that the public contact the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department if they have any information on her whereabouts. The number is 360-748-9286.