Missing endangered woman seen with two strangers at bank, police say

She has serious medical problems, cognitive skills of 15-year-old, police say

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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photoUnidentified woman seen with Kellar at bank.

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Major crimes detectives are continuing their search for 22-year-old Deborah Ann Kellar, a medically endangered Vancouver woman who is missing under suspicious circumstances -- and was seen at a bank with a man and woman unknown to her family.

Thursday afternoon, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office released an updated bulletin that includes a more representative photo of Kellar and bank surveillance photos of the unknown man and woman.

“At this time it is unknown if Deborah is in any danger,” sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Schanaker said in the bulletin. “It is known that she is missing, that she has not communicated with family members as would normally be the case, and that she is mentally challenged as reported by her family.” On Wednesday, Schanaker said, Kellar withdrew money from her U.S. bank account in Hazel Dell and Portland. And she was seen about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday at a U.S. Bank in Hillsboro, Ore., with the two strangers.

Kellar is white, 5 feet 4 inches tall to 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 300 pounds or more, with brown eyes and frizzy blond hair with brown roots showing. She likes to wear dark clothing.

She has the cognitive skills of a 15-year-old, is shy of strangers and suffers from diabetes and clinical depression, Sheriff’s Sgt. Randon Walker said in a bulletin late Wednesday night.

The man who was seen with her is white, thin, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 18 to 25 years old. He wore dark-rimmed glasses.

Detectives with the sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit are investigating.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call 911.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.