Second ground search for East Bremerton woman missing since May

Kara Lynn Radabah, 19, missing from East Bremerton. (Courtesy of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office)
Kara Lynn Radabah, 19, missing from East Bremerton. (Courtesy of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office)

Port Orchard, Wash. - The Kitsap County Sheriff’s search and rescue (SAR) unit will conduct a second ground search for an East Bremerton woman who is considered endangered and has been missing since May 13. This second search is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 1, starting after 7:00 a.m.

Kara Lynn Radabah, age 19, was last seen by her family around 6:00 p.m. May 13, in the campground area of Illahee State Park in East Bremerton. Radabah was diagnosed with Schizophrenia within the past year. She was being cared for at in her East Bremerton home and she left the family residence unexpectedly.

The search area will include Illahee State Park and adjoining land and properties in East Bremerton between Rue Villa Street N.E, and then southward to the area encompassing the intersection of Trenton Avenue and Jacobsen Blvd.

“Sheriff’s detectives and patrol deputies are involved in a thorough investigation into this young woman’s disappearance,” said Detective Lt. Earl Smith. “This is a repeat search utilizing both ground personnel and search canines to re-confirm that no evidence was missed during the initial search on May 14.”

Sheriff’s detectives and SAR deputies are requesting assistance from residents in the area. “We’ll be searching, on foot, in rural settings and in neighborhoods,” added Lt. Smith. “If homeowners notice anything on their property that is unusual, please contact 9-1-1.”

During the first search canine teams tracked out of the park to an area around NE Sylvan Way & Perry Avenue N.E., East Bremerton, where the scent ended, indicating the possibility that Radabah had left the area in a vehicle.

Radabah’s physical description:5’ 06” height 130 lbs. weight brown-colored hair brown-colored eyesShe was last seen wearing: Black-colored tee shirt, blue jeans and white-colored shoes.

Anyone who may have seen Kara Radabah, or who may have information concerning her whereabouts, is asked to contact Kitsap County Central Communications at 9-1-1 or (360) 308-5400.