Volunteers wanted to search for missing MLT woman

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54-year-old Cheryl DeBoer was last heard from Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 a.m.

The search is intensifying for a Mountlake Terrace woman last heard from Monday, Feb. 8.

Family, friends and volunteers spent Thursday handing out flyers and searching for any sign of Cheryl DeBoer.

A similar search is planned for Friday. They are asking anyone interested in helping to go to the Mountlake Terrace Civic Center parking lot, located at 5906 232nd St. SW. in Mountlake Terrace,  as early as 6:20 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The following jobs are available:

6:20 a.m.: Volunteers will hand out fliers to morning commuters. Stop by the police department to pick up fliers and get a location assignment.

8:00 a.m.: Canvassers will finish knocking on doors in the neighborhoods. Stop by the police department to get fliers and a map of the neighborhoods. You will be assigned an area. Another group of volunteers will look through more parks and wooded areas.

3:00 p.m.: Volunteers will hand out fliers to afternoon commuters as they return home. Stop by the police department to get fliers and get a location assignment.

DeBoer, 54, was meeting a friend to carpool to work at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. At around 7 a.m. she texted her friend that she forgot her work badge and asked her friend to go on without her. Her friend said she would wait and asked how long. DeBoer said she would be 10 minutes late, but never showed up.

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Cheryl DeBoer’s car was found near the Transit Center. It’s a white 1988 Subaru Legacy.

Her friend was no longer able to reach her by phone. Police say there hasn’t been any activity on her phone since.

Her car was found near the Transit Center overflow parking, located in the 23400 block of 58th Avenue West.

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department will give an update on the search Friday morning at 9 a.m.

Anyone with any information or who may have seen anything suspicious Monday morning is asked to contact the Mountlake Terrace Police Department at 425-670-8260.

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