Reno police join search after 32-year-old Reno woman vanishes in Northern California
Reno police are working with California agencies to locate a missing 32-year-old woman.
Courtney Bryan, a Reno resident, was reported missing by her family after she didn't return from a planned trip to Hunt Hot Springs along the Shasta-Trinity National Forest near Redding, Calif., police said in a news release Wednesday.
According to police, Bryan is traveling with her dog, a black-and-white border collie mix, in a maroon 2004 Subaru Legacy with Nevada plates. She is 5-foot-5, 120 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.
Bryan's sister, Katana Curven, told NBC's "Dateline" that Bryan was supposed to return from her trip by Sept. 27. She said phone records show that Bryan's last phone calls and text were Sept. 23 from Shasta-Trinity National Forest in California.
Curven has posted multiple videos on TikTok asking users to help find her sister.
"Hey TikTok, I need you guys to do your thing, please. My sister is missing, her name is Courtney Bryan," she said in the emotional video. As of Wednesday morning, the "Find Courtney Bryan" hashtag had more than a million views.
“She left her cat here at her apartment, so I know she was planning on coming back,” Curven told “Dateline.” “She loved her animals. And her plants. And would never leave them like this.”
The RGJ reached out to Bryan's sister on TikTok. She did not immediately respond.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2188. They can also contact Secret Witness by calling or texting the tip to (775) 322-4900 or secretwitness.com.
Kristin Oh is a public safety reporter for the Reno Gazette Journal. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 775-420-1285. Please help support her work by subscribing.