Rachel Jones was located in a remote area several miles west of the Ono store. Jones was suffering from extreme dehydration and wounds from exposure. She was air lifted to Shasta Regional Medical Center where she was admitted and is being treated for her injuries.
At the conclusion of this investigation it has been determined there was no foul play in the disappearance of Jones. The Redding Police Department thanks the community for their assistance through this investigation. The Redding Police Department would also like to thank the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and the Shasta County Search and Rescue team for their assistance in locating Jones.
UPDATE June 29, 2017 10:15 AM
The Redding Police Department is continuing to investigate the disappearance of Rachel Jones. Today Redding Police Officers are continuing to search in the area where Jones’ vehicle was located. We are also following up on the leads and tips that have come in regarding possible sightings of Jones. A few of these locations are Win River Casino, the Redding Library and the shopping center at the corner of Buenaventura Blvd. and Eureka Way.
We are continuing to communicate with the family and friends in order to get information disseminated to the community. We will provide any additional updates as they come in and are asking for anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jones to contact the Redding Police Department at (530)225-4214.
On June 26th, 2017, Alfredo Carrillo, called the Redding Police Department to report Rachel Lynn Jones as a missing person. Carrillo is the boyfriend of Jones and they have a child together. Carrillo reported Jones left a residence in the 6200 block of Westside Road during the early morning hours on June 24th, 2017 and has not returned.
The Redding Police Department Investigations Division has interviewed family and friends of Jones since Carrillo reported her missing. The Redding Police Department sent out flyers with information regarding the details of Jones’ disappearance to surrounding agencies.
On June 27th, 2017 at 5:25 P.M. the Redding Police Department was contacted by the California Highway Patrol who advised they had located Jones’ vehicle. The vehicle was located west of Ono, California. Redding Police Officers responded to the location of the vehicle and conducted an area check with a K9 and the assistance of the California Highway Patrol Helicopter. Jones was not located during the search.
The Redding Police Department is still currently investigating this matter. At this time, the details of Jones’ disappearance are unknown. According to family and friends Jones has a history of drug abuse and mental health issues.
Jones is described as a white female adult, 32 years of age, 5’5” 150 lbs., brown hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what clothing Jones was last wearing. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Jones is asked to contact the Redding Police Department.