Police seek help finding missing Vancouver woman

Mariah Gonzales, 22, not seen by relative since August 5

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Updated: August 12, 2014, 6:49 PM

 
photoMariah Gonzales
photoPaul Mullins, boyfriend

Police are asking the public to help them find a woman who apparently left her home in east Vancouver a week ago.

Yesterday, 22-year-old Mariah Gonzales was reported missing from her home in the 13600 block of Northeast 67th Street. A relative who lives at the home said she hadn’t seen Gonzales since Aug. 5.

It’s not unusual for Gonzales to go away for several days, and she left with a small bag, according to the Vancouver Police Department. However, she has been gone longer than normal and hasn’t checked in since she left, which is also unusual, police said.

Gonzales has diminished mental capacity and regularly takes medication, which has likely run out, police said.

She’s described as a white woman 5 feet 5 inches tall, 150 pounds, with long, dark brown hair and hazel eyes. Gonzales has pierced ears and a tattoo of small stars on her upper chest.

She was last spotted around 11:15 p.m. Sunday at a local WinCo, wearing a floral print dress and carrying a florescent green backpack with string straps. At the time, she was with a white man in his mid-20s.

Police said it’s possible she’s with her boyfriend, Paul Mullins, 55, of Vancouver.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call 911.