Sonora, CA — The Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Department is asking for public assistance in its ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Hawthorne Nevada woman, Nita Mayo.
Since being reported missing on August 8th, 2005, there have been extensive searches and investigators from the Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Department, the Mineral County and Mono County Sheriff´s Departments, the California Department of Justice and the FBI have put in hundreds of man hours trying to locate the 65 year old woman.
Reports indicate Mayo left her home in Hawthorne Nevada at approximately 10:00am on Monday, August 8th, 2005, telling friends she planned to visit a “village” on the west side of the Sonora Pass. She did not return to work as expected, and on Wednesday August 10th, her vehicle was found abandoned at the Donnell Vista Point on Hwy 108, just west of Dardanell´s Resort approximately 40 miles east of Sonora.
Investigators believe there were more people at the Donnell Vista Point last year than they have identified and spoken with to date.
If you were in the general area of Donnell Vista Point during the date in August; or, if you are traveling in the area and see anything suspicious such as clothing, personal items appearing to have been abandoned, anything that might relate to the investigation call the Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Department at 209-533-5815.
Written by Sabrina Sabbagh