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  • Portland woman reported missing on Klamath River

  • A Portland woman went missing Saturday along a rural stretch of the Klamath River about 8 miles east of Interstate 5, authorities said.
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  • A Portland woman went missing Saturday along a rural stretch of the Klamath River about 8 miles east of Interstate 5, authorities said.
    A deputy from the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office found 27-year-old Grace Elan Sabots' abandoned light blue 1989 Toyota Corolla near Skeahan River Bar Access area at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Allison Giannini, a spokesperson for the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.
    Upon examining the area, the deputy found evidence that Sabots may be injured or in danger, Giannini said.
    "I don't know if she was just staying there or what she was doing," said Giannini, who would not elaborate on what evidence led the deputy to believe Sabots is injured or in danger.
    "We're just not releasing that at this time," she said.
    Giannini said a deputy made contact with Sabots on Friday and she appeared to be in good health and was alone.
    Sabots has blue eyes, blond hair, weights about 130 pounds and is 5 feet, 3 inches tall, according to the press release distributed by Giannini.
    The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team and a California Highway Patrol helicopter were deployed Saturday to search for Sabots, the press release said.
    Sabots was still missing at about 6 p.m., Giannini said.
    The owner of Quigley's General Store, in nearby Klamath River, said there were several reports Saturday from passersby of sheriff's deputies working inside crime scene tape around the area of Skeahan Bar, just off Highway 96.
    The Skeahan River Bar Access area is popular for camping and offers river access to boaters.
    Giannini described the missing person incident involving Sabots as "fairly uncommon."
    Anyone with information about Sabots' location is being asked to contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 530-841-2900.
    Reach Sam Wheeler at 541-776-4471 or swheeler@mailtribune.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/swhlr.
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