Mountlake Terrace police are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman who went missing on Monday.

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Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Mountlake Terrace woman reported missing Monday.

Cheryl DeBoer, 54, was supposed to meet a friend at the Mountlake Terrace Park and Ride lot and carpool to work, Mountlake Terrace police said.

She texted her friend around 7 a.m. Monday indicating she would catch a bus instead.

Her husband reported her missing midday Monday after he heard she did not show up for work, Assistant Police Chief Pete Caw said. DeBoer works at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, according to her LinkedIn page.

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Her car was found parked in the 23400 block of 58th Avenue Southwest in Mountlake Terrace, police said.

Dozens of volunteers joined law enforcement Tuesday morning to search near that location and the downtown Seattle area where DeBoer typically gets off the bus, according to police and a Facebook page dedicated to finding her. As of 3:30 p.m., Caw said they had not found anything helpful.

He said it is too early to comment on potential leads. No other details were available Tuesday afternoon, Caw said.

“We don’t even know if we have a crime at this point,” he said.

She is described as 5 feet 6 and about 130 pounds with red, curly hair. She was last wearing dark pants and a dark jacket, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Heidi Froisland or Detective Sgt. Mike Haynes at 425-670-8260.

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