Search continues for missing Ruch woman

The vehicle belonging to Stephanie Anne Warner, out of contact since July 4, was found at her home

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a Ruch woman who has been missing since the Fourth of July.

Stephanie Anne Warner, 43, spent part of the day celebrating the national holiday in Ashland. Then she headed back to her Ruch home, and she has not been seen or heard from since, said Sgt. Shawn Richards, of the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

How to help

Anyone with any information about Stephanie Anne Warner is asked to call the Jackson County Tip Line at 541-774-8333 or email

Based on conversations with Warner's friends and family, police are "fairly confident she made it back to Ruch," Richards said.

"Her vehicle was at her home," he said.

Warner is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds, with brown eyes and red hair. Her family called police after she failed to make contact with them, stating it was out of character for the woman, Richards said.

"Her mother was expecting a call from her that didn't come," Richards said.

Sheriff's deputies performed a welfare check at Warner's home after receiving a request from her mother. Deputies also made several visits to Warner's home over the past week, but no one has been able to locate her, Richards said.

No indication of forced entry or other foul play has been discovered at Warner's home, Richards said, but her whereabouts are a cause of concern for her family and police.

"Nothing seems amiss at her home. But we don't have a clue as to where she is. So we are putting it out there to the public in the hopes that someone will have some information," he said.

Reach reporter Sanne Specht at 541-776-4497 or

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