Please contact Tim Miller with Texas Equusearch with any information pertaining to Nita Mayo missing since 8/8/05 in Sonora, CA. Toll free 877/270-9500 or 281/309-9500
Missing Endangered Adult
Missing Since: August 8, 2005
Missing From: Sonora Pass (Hwy 108)
Height: 5 ft.
Weight: 140 lbs.
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark Brown w/ ends frosted
Birth Date: February 9, 1941
Last seen wearing: Nita was last seen wearing a yellow shirt with blue jeans and white sandals. We do know since we were told this that Nita did change her shirt as it was found at her house as were her white sandals. After looking through Nita’s clothes it is believed that she may be wearing jeans and white tennis shoes, type of top is unknown.
Last Seen: Nita Mayo was last seen around 10:00 a.m. on August 8, 2005. She had breakfast with a friend that morning before she left for Sonora Pass. She was supposed to call her friend, Pat Beavers, when she arrived back home from her drive. She did not call but Pat just felt that she had just arrived home too late to call her. When she did not show up for work on Tuesday, at Mt. Grant hospital, the Head of Nursing called to see if Nita was home. When she did not answer or call back, Jan Kollodge went to Nita’s house to check on her, but no one was home. She then checked with Pat B. who informed Jan of Nita’s plans the day before. At this time calls were made to the California and Nevada Highway Patrol.
Please call the Tuolumne County Sheriff Department at 209-533-5815.
Please call Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500 or Toll-free (877) 270-9500. Fax: 281-534-6719
Case # C05-2406
TES Case # 05-465
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Nearly three weeks after she disappeared in the Sierra Nevada, family and friends of 64-year-old Nita Mayo are hoping the efforts of a renowned volunteer search organization can help bring the Hawthorne, Nevada, woman home.
Members of Texas EquuSearch, a horse-mounted volunteer missing persons recovery organization, began arriving Friday to join in the search.
Mayo’s 1997 silver Mercury Sable was found by a Tuolumne County Sheriff’s sergeant two days later at the Donnell Vista parking lot along Highway 108. Mayo’s purse, cell phone, and keys were still inside.
The Modesto-based Carole Sund-Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation has offered a $5,000 reward for Mayo’s safe return.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a “person of interest” in the case of a missing 64-year old Nevada woman.
Investigators are looking for 39-year-old Jewel Rice from Colorado and Lieutenant George Ruckman says, they just want to talk to her.
He says Rice is believed to have been in the Strawberry area around the same time Nita Mayo disappeared. Ruckman says investigators found out that Rice’s car had been towed off the mountain and never claimed.
Members of the community told the Sheriff’s Department that Rice was asking people for help regarding her car trouble. She is described as 5 feet 1inches tall weighing 185lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes.