Police clear woman in photos released to the public saying she is uninvolved

UPDATE:  Port Townsend police said Monday the woman in the photos released over the weekend was found and has been cleared of any involvement in the case of missing 23-year-old Lauryn R. Garrett. 

Investigators said she was cashing one of her own checks, not anything related to Garrett.


PORT TOWNSEND- Port Townsend Police have released security camera photos of a woman they say tried to cash a check belonging to the missing Sequim woman.

According to Port Townsend Officer Patrick Fudally, the woman is seen trying to cash a check written out to Lauryn R. Garrett at the Port Townsend Safeway.

They have had a few leads on the case, but would like to identify the unknown woman and speak with her.

Garrett, 23, was last seen around 7:30pm on May 1 at the Haines Place Park and Ride in Port Townsend. She walked across the parking lot to the Port Townsend Safety, leaving her two backpacks at the park and ride. A witness never saw her return from the store.

Garrett is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing between 120 and 130 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone who sees Garrett or knows of her whereabouts is asked to call either the Port Townsend Police Department or 9-1-1.