Update: Active Search and Rescue Operations Suspended

Washington Co. Sheriff's Office

After five days of searching for Ms. Allyson Watterson, the search and rescue operations have been suspended.  Allyson has not been located at this time.  The decision to suspend that phase of the investigation was made after the search and rescue teams spent thousands of search hours covering an area of about 1,600 acres. 

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Allyson’s disappearance.  If new information comes to light or new areas to search are identified, the search and rescue teams may be recalled to continue their efforts.

The public is reminded that the entire search area is private property, meaning members of the general public would be trespassing if they attempted to search on their own unless they had specific permission from each property owner.

The Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the many people and organizations who helped with this search, including the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, Mountain Wave Search and Rescue, North Oregon Regional Search and Rescue, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, volunteer searchers, Army National Guard, City of North Plains, Hillsboro School District, North Plains Elementary School, Home Depot, Subway, Krispy Kreme, and members of the community for donations of food, supplies, and time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.

Allyson Watterson