The Butte County Sheriff's Office is alerting the public of a missing Chico woman. 84-year-old Barbara Olmstead was reported missing earlier thie month. Investigators suspect that Barbara is with her niece 55-year-old Rebekah Vierow of North Highlands. On September 10th investigators spoke with a woman who identified herself as Barbara. According to authorities, she was supposed to contact the local CHP office to be removed from the missing person system. However, as of Tuesday Barbara has not been officially located and the phone numbers for Barbara and Rebekah are reportedly not working.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Detective Jake Smith with the Butte County Sheriff's Office at (530) 538-7321.