Skamania County deputy locates missing woman and infant during traffic stop

Dannielle “Danni” Williams (photo: Clark County Sheriff's Office)

SKAMANIA COUNTY, Wash. – The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office located a missing woman and her infant daughter on State Route 14 near milepost 30 Wednesday morning.

According to the sheriff’s office, a patrol deputy grew suspicious of a black Honda sedan after he saw the driver waiting longer than necessary to turn onto SR-14 to allow time for the deputy to pass. After the deputy passed, the driver slowed down to fall farther behind the deputy.

The deputy pulled to the side of the road and allowed the vehicle to pass. He noticed the registration on the Oregon license plate was expired.

The deputy caught up to the Honda as it accelerated away and performed a traffic stop.

The driver could not provide an actual driver’s license, the sheriff’s office said, and she was vague on the state in which her license was issued.

During the traffic stop, the deputy remembered that a woman and baby were missing out of Camas and believed the driver might be the mother. He said her description matched the missing woman’s and there was an infant in the car.

The deputy confronted the driver and she identified herself as Dannielle M. Williams, 30, of Camas and her infant daughter.

The deputy confirmed she was the missing and endangered person and she was taken into custody on several outstanding warrants. The baby was taken to Department of Human Services and Child Protective Services. The deputy said the infant appeared to be in good health.

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