This page tracks missing persons in the Davis area.

Patricia Morgenthal

UPDATE 7/16: She was found dead in West Sacramento Sunday, with police issuing a press release Monday... :-(,0,2075023.story

UPDATE: Patricia Morgenthal’s last known cell phone location was in the area of Interstate 80 and Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento, Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov said Sunday.

Officers searched the area and canvassed homes in the vicinity on Saturday but were unable to find the 78-year-old Davis woman who has been missing since Friday morning. Doroshov said no foul play is suspected, however.


Davis police are seeking the public’s help as they search for a 78-year-old local woman missing since Friday morning. Anyone with information about Morgenthal’s whereabouts is asked to call the Davis Police Department at (530) 747-5400 or (530) 758-3600. Link to photo:

Patricia Morgenthal was last seen by her daughter, Deborah Morgenthal, at about 7 a.m. at the apartment they share on Donner Avenue in Davis. When Deborah came home from work that afternoon, her mother was gone.

Calls to her mother’s prepaid cell phone have rung several times before going to voicemail.

“I’m a little frantic,” Deborah Morgenthal said in a phone interview Saturday afternoon from her home, where she had been monitoring her mother’s bank account in an attempt to determine her whereabouts.

She said her mother has purchased two Amtrak train tickets and may have traveled from Davis to Fairfield, where she goes for her medical care. She also has made small debit card purchases at a Subway and Starbucks.

Deborah Morgenthal has been buoyed by the banking activity, because “to me it means the card is still in her possession,” she said. “It seems to me it’s all within reason for what she would be doing.”

She also said her mother has gone out on her own before and sometimes stays out late, but “she has not been gone this long before.”

“She’s a very adventurous person and she’s pretty independent, but she’s not really dialed in to what’s safe for her,” she said.

Deborah Morgenthal said her mother previously has had difficulty finding her way home, and she believes that may be the case now. Her mother also is without her blood-pressure medication, which she needs to take daily.

Patricia Morgenthal is described as a white female, 5-foot-5 and 150 pounds, with gray and white hair, possibly worn in a ponytail. Her daughter said she may be wearing blue pants and a long-sleeved blue shirt, as well as a puffy navy-blue jacket and knit cap, despite the warm temperatures.

She also wears eyeglasses, carries a brown purse with a long strap and talks with a New England accent, her daughter said.

Anyone with information about Morgenthal’s whereabouts is asked to call the Davis Police Department at (530) 747-5400 or (530) 758-3600.

— Reach Lauren Keene at or (530) 747-8048. Follow her on Twitter @laurenkeene

Linnea Noel Lomax

Linnea Noel Lomax, a UC Davis student, was last seen at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at a business in the 800 block of Howe Avenue in Sacramento. She is 19.

Lomax is described as a white female, 5 feet, 2 inches tall and 100 pounds with long, curly blond hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and green pants. Her family is offering a $5,000 reward leading to Lomax's safe return. Anyone with information about Lomax’s whereabouts was urged to call the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or (916) 905-HELP.

Details here. There had been possible sightings of her in Woodland. Sadly, however, her body was found south of Glenn Hall Park in East Sacramento on September 7, 2012. She had committed suicide.