Police reignite search efforts for woman missing from Williams since 2017

Kimberly Mericle was last seen two years ago in March of 2017. Now investigators are asking for renewed help from the public in finding any information that could lead them to her location.

Posted: Mar 22, 2019 2:36 PM

WILLIAMS, Ore. — On March 2 of 2017, 46-year-old Kimberly Ann Mericle disappeared from the Williams area. Her family and friends have been pushing desperately for clues to her location or information about what may have happened ever since.

On Friday, the Oregon State Police (OSP) issued a statement — once again asking for information from the public that could help investigators find some sign of her.

"Oregon State Police has been investigating this disappearance and is again reaching out to the public for assistance," the statement read.

Investigators have confirmed that her vehicle, a red Isuzu Rodeo, has since been recovered. According to social media posts from Mericle's friends and family, the vehicle was located in Grants Pass behind a group of hotels by the northernmost exit, near I-5. Unfortunately, recovery of her car did not lead investigators to her location — nor have they publicly issued any theories about what may have happened to her.

UNSOLVED: The disappearance of Kimberly Mericle has been part of NewsWatch 12's "Unsolved" section since May of 2017.

Mericle is described as being 5'3", about 120 pounds, with blue eyes and chin-length brown hair at the time of her disappearance.

Family and friends are now offering a reward of $25,000 for information that leads to Mericle's whereabouts.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ms. Mericle please contact Detective Cory Sweet at 541-618-7982 or the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 541-776-6111 and refer case number SP17-153979

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