According to News 4 Local News, The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office wants to question a woman in connection with the disappearance of Nita Mayo.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office wants to question a woman in connection with the disappearance of Nita Mayo. Tuolumne County officials say they are interested in talking to 39-year-old Jewel Jeanne Rice of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mayo, a 64-year-old Hawthorne resident, was last seen when she left to go shopping near Sonora, California. Her car was later found abandoned in Tuolumne County. Officials say Rice, who also uses the alias Atencio, was in the area at the time of Mayo’s disappearance. They say Rice’s car may have had mechanical problems and that it is possible she was looking for help with her vehicle. Authorities are not calling Rice a suspect in Mayo’s disappearance, only that she may be a possible witness. She is described as being a white, female, standing 5’1″ tall and weighing 185 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Nita Mayo, or Rice, please call the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-228-3592.