Police ask for help finding missing 21-year-old woman

Anna Schmidt. (Photos via Portland Police Bureau)

Portland police are asking for your help in finding a 21-year-old woman who was last seen Sunday.

Anna "Annie" Schmidt's car was found Thursday in the Columbia River Gorge near Bonneville Dam. Police said she is a hiker and recently purchased a tent and backpack.

Schmidt's father and roommate say neither of them have seen or heard from Schmidt since Sunday, and police said that's the last known contact anyone has had with her.

"I was flying in on Wednesday to go camping with her," says Schmidt's mom Michelle Schmidt, "and when I arrived here her roommate thought that she had already gone with me because she said Annie’s been gone since Sunday. At which point we realized something was wrong."

She was reported missing Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Her car was found parked near Tooth Rock trailhead on the Oregon side of the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam.

Police said they don't suspect foul play but they are concerned she may have gotten lost or injured while hiking in the Gorge. They ask anyone who has been hiking in the Gorge the last few days to look at her photos (above) and contact them if she was seen.

"We do know that she was hiking on ... Sunday afternoon," says Schmidt's dad Jon Schmidt. "So if anyone was up here hiking on Sunday afternoon, please take a look at the picture. If you know anyone that was hiking, have them take a look at her picture. See if you recognize her."

Schmidt is 5'4" and weighs 125 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who knows her whereabouts is asked to call 911. For other information, please email Detective Heidi Helwig at heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

Search and rescue crews covered 150 miles of the Columbia Gorge trail system through Sunday, looking for any leads on where to find Schmidt. They suspended the search Sunday night.

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