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Date Released: 9/26/2012
Subject: Missing Person- High Risk Unknown Circumstances
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201202926
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: Big Lagoon

The Humboldt County Sheriffs Office is continuing to search for Katherine “Kathy” Gillham who is considered a high risk missing person. Sheriff’s Office Detectives continue to follow up on leads and consider this case a high priority. Her disappearance is considered suspicious and out of character. The Sheriffs Office requests citizens continue to look for her vehicle and call 911 if they see it. Her vehicle is a 2004 Charcoal Gray Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV, California 6UXE841. She is believed to have traveled State Route 199 from Grants Pass, Oregon to U.S. 101 to Big Lagoon, Humboldt County, however this area has been checked by air and ground by law enforcement and volunteers.

Katherine Gillham 40 years old, Native American Female, 5-4, 200 lbs, Brown, Brown

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case can call Detectives Franco 707-268-3644 or Detective Schlesiger 707-268-3642 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539. Anonymous information may be left on the Crime Tip line.

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On 06-14-2012, approximately 10:00 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office was notified of a possible missing person-overdue motorist, Katherine Gillham. The missing person left Grants Pass, Oregon on 06-11-2012, approximately 2:00 a.m. and failed to make it home. Family members assumed she had made it home to Big Lagoon, however due to a communication breakdown, did not realize she was missing until 06-14-2012, when they reported her missing.








Mike Downey
Sheriff