On Friday, July 15, at approximately 12:22 p.m., the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, that they had located the 2009 Hyundai Elantra reportedly driven by the person reported missing on July 5, Pamela Sears, age 62, from the Tierra Del Mar/Pacific City area, in an area south of Lincoln City. They advised Sears was located inside the vehicle, deceased. Evidence on scene suggested she had taken her own life, likely the day she went missing.
Sears was last seen on July 5 at approximately 3:30 p.m., leaving her place of employment, the Lincoln City Bi-Mart, in her red 2009 Hyundai Elantra.
A search of various areas, by Tillamook County Deputies, Lincoln County and Tillamook County Search and Rescue personnel, and the United States Forest Service (USFC) personnel, was conducted along her normal routes but they were unable to find the vehicle or any clues to her whereabouts. Additionally, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office has completed a thorough check of all cellphone, bank and credit card accounts that yielded no additional leads.
At this time, the family is asking for time to process this information. They appreciate everyone’s prayers through this difficult time.