Everett police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 33-year-old Everett woman, who was last seen Monday at her home.
Police say the disappearance of an Everett woman on Monday is so out of character they are asking for the public’s help in finding her.
Meara Lynn Nichols told her husband she was taking the day off from her job at Nintendo to attend a conference at her 16-year-old son’s school, Matthew Nichols said. But without any word from her Monday and no sign of her at work Tuesday, Matthew Nichols called the school and learned that no conference was scheduled.
School officials also told Nichols that his wife was not seen at the school Monday.
Police said Meara Nichols, 33, did not have a car and left her purse behind when she went missing.
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But she withdrew a fairly large amount of money from her personal account on Monday, her husband said. She hasn’t contacted her family or him since then, Matthew Nichols said.
The couple had discussed a trial separation but nothing had been decided, Matthew Nichols said.
“When I got home Monday, it looked like she was going to come home. Her laptop was on and her Facebook was up. That night, when she hadn’t returned, I figured she was at her sister’s or out with a friend trying to let off some steam,” he said. “I believe she left voluntarily; however, I don’t see her not contacting anybody.”
He reported her missing to police Tuesday.
Everett police spokesman Sgt. Robert Goetz declined to say why police are concerned about her whereabouts.
“We don’t know if she’s in danger, so we’re erring on the side of caution,” Goetz said.
Matthew Nichols was given a polygraph exam and passed, police said. Though he was arrested for unlawful imprisonment, domestic violence, for an incident involving his wife last year, police do not consider him a person of interest in her disappearance.
Meara Nichols is 5-foot-1, 110 pounds with hazel eyes and dark-brown hair. She also has a pierced lower left lip. She was last seen wearing bluejeans, a black Carhartt jacket, black shoes with white soles, black-rimmed glasses and a black baseball cap.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Everett Police Department at 425-257-8450 or Puget Sound Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Seattle Times news researcher Miyoko Wolf contributed to this report.
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