Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Missing Person with Search & Rescue Operation
Report Number:
2013-10542    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Missing Person with Search & Rescue Operation
Location:
Fort Bragg, California
When: Date: 04-04-2013 Time: 2032 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Genevieve Kathryn Alexander 30 Fort Bragg, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
         
Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: On 04-04-2013 at 2032 hours the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office initiated an investigation into the whereabouts of Genevieve Kathryn Alexander after her boyfriend reported her as being a missing person.

The boyfriend last saw Alexander walking away from the couple's residence located at the Pomo Campground on 04-04-2013 at 1530 hours.

Alexander was described as being a white female adult, 30-years-old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Alexander was wearing a maroon fleece type of jacket, dark colored pants and dark colored tennis shoes at the time of her disappearance. It was suspected at the time of Alexander's disappearance that she was having a delusional episode.

A Deputy Sheriff conducted an immediate area search of the bluffs/beaches of Sunset Way, Belinda Point, Schoefer Lane and Pacific Way. These locations were identified as being locations where Alexander frequented on occasion but the Deputy Sheriff was unable to locate Alexander.

On 04-05-2013 at approximately 0900 hours Sheriff's Office investigators with the aid of the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Team initiated a further search for Alexander.

During the search it was learned that a resident who lived adjacent to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (18220 North Highway 1) had contacted a person trespassing on their property on 04-04-2013 at 1600 hours. The person that was trespassing matched Alexander's physical and clothing description.

A Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Team bloodhound (K9) began a scent search from the location of the trespass scene and ended behind the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens along the bluff line at a trailhead that lead downward toward the beach.

While conducting a search of the beach a pair was pants was found floating in the ocean a short distance out from the beach. When the pants were recovered they were identified as being the pants Alexander was wearing at the time of her disappearance.

A further search of this area was conducted by personnel from the United States Coast Guard (boat & helicopter) and the Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Team.

As of 04-05-2013 at 1700 hours Alexander's current whereabouts are unknown and no further items of clothing have been recovered.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens for aiding in the search efforts along with the United States Coast Guard and the many volunteers of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Team.

Anyone with any information relating to Alexander's disappearance or whereabouts is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 707-463-4086.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten