Woman’s Disappearance ‘Out of Character,’ Daughter Says

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Relatives of 78-year-old Betty Bowen are holding onto hope that members of the public will provide tips that will lead detectives to the missing Olivehurst woman.

Bowen was last seen running errands in Marysville on Friday, including a stop at Chase Bank.

missingShe drives a 1987 Ford Escort in good condition.

In a Wednesday night conversation with FOX40, Bowen’s daughter, Debbie Collier, said her mother is very safety-conscious and likes to stay at home where she feels safe, which makes her disappearance especially baffling.

Collier also said when her mom does go out, she always calls Collier when she returns.

Bowen does not own a cell phone and carries no credit cards, according to Collier.

Detectives are have been searching roads for her car and checking surveillance video at various stores where Bowen shopped.

Collier said her mother is petite, frail and shy, but she does not have dementia.

Members of the public with tips on her whereabouts are urged to call the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department at (530) 749-7777.