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It has been three months since Nita Mayo has been missing. The case has finally been turned over to the FBI to investigate. The Nita Mayo investigation has been re-classified as a case of a “missing person with suspicious circumstances.”
Officials say the August disappearance of Nita Mayo has been re-classified as a case of a “missing person with suspicious circumstances.”
They aren’t releasing details about the decision to change the classification.
Mayo told a friend the morning she was last seen that she planned to drive through Sonora Pass for a daylong shopping trip.
Mayo’s car was discovered with her purse, cell-phone and keys inside around Donnell Vista on Highway 108 shortly after she disappeared.
Americas Most Wanted sent film crews to Tuolumne County to film segments on the search for a Nevada woman, Nita Mayo, who has been missing for more than two months. The producers focused their story of Tim Miller and Texas Equusearch but featured the story about the missing Mayo and the search for her and other type of work Miller does.
Crews from the TV show “America’s Most Wanted” were in Tuolumne County over the weekend, filming a segment on the search for a Nevada woman, now missing for more than two months.
Producers say the show on the search for Nita Mayo will run in late November or early December.
Last weekend’s search was organized by Tim Miller, a Texas man who founded a horse-mounted search-and-rescue group, EquuSearch, in 2000 in memory of his daughter Laura who was abducted and murdered in 1984.
“America’s Most Wanted” producers focused their story on Miller and EquuSearch, but featured the story about the search for Mayo as the type of work Miller does.
Nita Mayo’s children flew out to California for the large scale search in hopes of finding clues to their mother’s whereabouts and at the very least gaining national exposure to the case.
A major search is being organized by the family of missing the missing Nevada woman, Nita Mayo on October 15th and 16, 2005. Along with the family will be Tim Miller from Texas EquuSearch, Shawn Rocha, and Carole Sund Carrington Foundation organizing this search.
OCTOBER 5, 2005: A major search is being organized for missing Hawthorne, Nevada woman, Nita Mayo on Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th. I, Tracy Mayo, along with my Family, as well as Tim Miller from Texas EquuSearch, Shawn Rocha, and Carole Sund Carrington Foundation will be organizing this search.
Nita Mayo has been missing since August 8, 2005 when she had breakfast with a friend that morning before she left for Sonora Pass.
Missing Since: August 8, 2005
Missing From: Sonora Pass (Hwy 108)
Sex: Female Height: 5 ft. Weight: 140 lbs.
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark Brown w/ ends frosted Race: Caucasian Complexion: Fair Birth Date: February 9, 1941 Those that are organizing the search are calling on volunteers for the search and recovery effort.
Anyone wishing to join in on this search is asked to meet at the Strawberry Inn in Strawberry, CA (Hwy 108) at 9am the 15th and/or 16th. We are especially requesting people with Horses, ATVs, dog teams, and Jeeps to help us in our search for our Mom, Nita Mayo.
We feel it is absolutely imperative that we get as many people as possible to help us as we are fully aware that Winter is coming to the Sierra Mountains and we need to find her and bring her home. Please help us in our continued search for our Mother….your support is greatly appreciated.
Please call the Tuolumne County Sheriff Department at 209-533-5815. Please call Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500 or Toll-free (877) 270-9500. Fax: 281-534-6719 Case # C05-2406 TES Case # 05-465
From the Union Democrat, Pete Mayo struggles with efforts to keep his missing mom’s story in the publics eye.
For the last 45 days, Mayo’s four grown children have been doing everything possible to find her and to keep this without-a-trace missing person case in the public eye.
Pete Mayo had stated that, “really wanted on his 40th birthday was to spend time with his mother and have some of her homemade cookies”. However, yesterday Pete Mayo found himself pleading for clues as to his mother’s whereabouts at a press conference in Modesto.
“I just asked for help,” Pete Mayo said of the press conference. “I made a plea to deer hunters coming up to the mountains to keep and eye out for anything unusual.”
On his own and with brother-in-law Matt Taylor, Pete Mayo has searched most roads, trails, campgrounds, overlooks, points of interest, cabins, trailers, abandoned vehicles and untold natural rock formations between Strawberry and Kennedy Meadows.
Pete Mayo may have discovered what could be a clue from his mother’s house in a note she had previously wrote.
Wednesday night he was at his mother’s Hawthorne house and found a note Nita Mayo had written about a trip she took over Sonora Pass on July 3.
“The note just said she was on the part of Sonora Pass that Steve (her boss) had told her about,” Pete Mayo said. “She was looking out over a meadow and listening to the sounds of the mountains.”
He said he would show the note to investigators.
According to the Union Democrat, the five week old search for missing Nevada woman Nita Mayo is showing signs of winding down.
Her four children â€” out of financial necessity â€” have left Tuolumne County and returned to their homes and jobs after almost five weeks of relentless but fruitless searching.
Tuolumne County investigators say they have not given up, but have made no announcements in weeks concerning the investigation and refuse to talk about the case.
However, in Mayo’s hometown of Hawthorne, on the other side of the Sierra Nevada, hope is still alive.
The family of Nita Mayo, 63-year-old woman vanished August 8, during a shopping trip to Sonora, California is pleading for your help in finding her.
Nita Mayo vanished one month ago and a $10,000 reward is now offered for her safe return.
Mayo’s four children are frantically trying to find their mother after the 63-year-old woman vanished August 8, during a shopping trip to Sonora, California.
Mayo’s was found, but there was no trace of her. Now, her family is pleading for your help in finding her.
In an effort to attract national attention to the baffling case, the Carole Sund-Carrington Foundation and Equusearch, are offering $5,000 each for Mayo’s safe return.
Because the area where her car was found is near a resort area, Mayo’s family is concerned that a tourist may have seen her, or witnessed and incident, but then left the area and is unaware that Mayo is missing.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the sheriffs department at 800-228-3592.
According to the Union Democrat, search efforts and fund raisers will be planned to help aid in the efforts to find the missing 64-year-old nurse from Nevada, Nita Mayo.
Search efforts and a fund raiser are planned over the Labor Day weekend to help find Nita Mayo, a Nevada woman who has been missing since she left on a trip over Sonora Pass on Aug. 8.
Volunteer searchers enlisted by Mayo’s four children and her son-in-law will be out over the next three days, scouring the mountains between Kennedy Meadows and Strawberry.
The effort is being coordinated by Texas Equusearch, a nonprofit search and rescue organization that has also been helping in Aruba in the search for missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway.
Mayo’s family is asking anyone camping, hiking and fishing in the Sonora Pass area to keep an eye out for anything suspicious.
Tomorrow there will be a benefit to raise money for the Nita Mayo search.
Tomorrow night, a benefit concert will be held in Twain Harte to raise money and awareness to help find Mayo, a 64-year-old nurse from Hawthorne. The Silvermoon All Stars band will wear shirts with Mayo’s picture on them as they perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eproson Park.
The events of this case are as follows according to all information available from law enforcement in Tuolumne County and in Mineral County, Nevada.
1. Mayo left Hawthorne around 11 a.m. on Aug. 8 for a day trip over Sonora Pass
2. She told a friend she wanted to visit a “village” on the other side of Sonora Pass and was to return home so she could be at work the following day.
3. Mayo never returned, and her car was found on Aug. 10 at the Donnell Vista parking lot.
4. It had been there since Aug. 8, according to a Caltrans worker who saw it there two days before deputies found it.
5. A refrigerator magnet and postcards purchased at Strawberry General Store were found in Mayo’s car along with her purse, cellular phone, wallet, credit cards, money and food.
6. Jewel Rice, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was driving a rental car that got stuck on a U.S. Forest Service road near Strawberry. Between Aug. 7 and 12, she sought help in freeing the car. After Aug. 12, she left without her vehicle.
7. Rice’s car has since been searched and impounded.
Please note the following information for future fund raising and volunteering:
Next weekend, on Sept. 10, Mt. Grant Hospital workers are also sponsoring a 5K walk-run to raise money for the search effort.
Anyone who wants to volunteer for this weekend’s search should be at Dardanelle Resort at 8 a.m. Saturday.
According to News 4 Local News, The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office wants to question a woman in connection with the disappearance of Nita Mayo.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office wants to question a woman in connection with the disappearance of Nita Mayo.
Tuolumne County officials say they are interested in talking to 39-year-old Jewel Jeanne Rice of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Mayo, a 64-year-old Hawthorne resident, was last seen when she left to go shopping near Sonora, California. Her car was later found abandoned in Tuolumne County.
Officials say Rice, who also uses the alias Atencio, was in the area at the time of Mayo’s disappearance. They say Rice’s car may have had mechanical problems and that it is possible she was looking for help with her vehicle.
Authorities are not calling Rice a suspect in Mayo’s disappearance, only that she may be a possible witness. She is described as being a white, female, standing 5’1″ tall and weighing 185 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Nita Mayo, or Rice, please call the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-228-3592
Please contact Tim Miller with Texas Equusearch with any information pertaining to Nita Mayo missing since 8/8/05 in Sonora, CA. Toll free 877/270-9500 or 281/309-9500
Missing Endangered Adult
Missing Since: August 8, 2005
Missing From: Sonora Pass (Hwy 108)
Height: 5 ft.
Weight: 140 lbs.
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark Brown w/ ends frosted
Birth Date: February 9, 1941
Last seen wearing: Nita was last seen wearing a yellow shirt with blue jeans and white sandals. We do know since we were told this that Nita did change her shirt as it was found at her house as were her white sandals. After looking through Nita’s clothes it is believed that she may be wearing jeans and white tennis shoes, type of top is unknown.
Last Seen: Nita Mayo was last seen around 10:00 a.m. on August 8, 2005. She had breakfast with a friend that morning before she left for Sonora Pass. She was supposed to call her friend, Pat Beavers, when she arrived back home from her drive. She did not call but Pat just felt that she had just arrived home too late to call her. When she did not show up for work on Tuesday, at Mt. Grant hospital, the Head of Nursing called to see if Nita was home. When she did not answer or call back, Jan Kollodge went to Nita’s house to check on her, but no one was home. She then checked with Pat B. who informed Jan of Nita’s plans the day before. At this time calls were made to the California and Nevada Highway Patrol.
Please call the Tuolumne County Sheriff Department at 209-533-5815.
Please call Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500 or Toll-free (877) 270-9500. Fax: 281-534-6719
Case # C05-2406
TES Case # 05-465
Prepared by: Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
Download Flyers From: www.texasequusearch.org
Nearly three weeks after she disappeared in the Sierra Nevada, family and friends of 64-year-old Nita Mayo are hoping the efforts of a renowned volunteer search organization can help bring the Hawthorne, Nevada, woman home.
Members of Texas EquuSearch, a horse-mounted volunteer missing persons recovery organization, began arriving Friday to join in the search.
Mayo’s 1997 silver Mercury Sable was found by a Tuolumne County Sheriff’s sergeant two days later at the Donnell Vista parking lot along Highway 108. Mayo’s purse, cell phone, and keys were still inside.
The Modesto-based Carole Sund-Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation has offered a $5,000 reward for Mayo’s safe return.