Shelton, WA - Deputies are searching for a 37 year old Shelton woman who was reported missing last night at about 8:30 PM. According to Investigators, Loretta A. Purcell was last seen Sunday afternoon in a wooded area off of the Lynch Road when she and her male companion became separated while mushroom picking.
The search operation began early this morning. The search area covers about six square miles of the Arcadia/Lynch Road area and involves over 30 searchers. Included in the search operation are at least four dog teams, mobile searchers and ground searchers.
Purcell is a White, Female, 5-06 in height, weighs about 150 with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a tan jacket, grey sweater, a pink baseball type cap, camouflage Capri type pants, and tennis shoes.
Anyone having information on the whereabouts of Loretta A. Purcell are asked to call the Mason County Sheriff’s Office at 427-7761.