SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Santa Barbara Police Department in California is searching for a nurse and Minnesota native who went missing after leaving work on May 29.
Police said Ashley Lynn Zachman, 36, was last seen working at Cottage Hospital at 5 p.m. She did not show up for her next shift and family and coworkers have not seen or heard from her in over a week.
Her family told police that this is "out-of-character" for Zachman, and she has never shown a pattern of running away or disappearing.
NBC affiliate KSBY reported that Zachman is from Minnesota but now lives in Santa Barbara.
Zachman is 5'5" tall and weighs about 115 pounds. She has blue eyes and brown hair.
Police released photos of her car, a 2008 White Mazda 3, to the media in hopes of finding her.
Anyone with information about Zachman's whereabouts is asked to contact the Santa Barbara Police Department at (805) 897-2347.
KEYT reported that Cottage Health released the following statement on June 5:
"We are working with authorities to offer the assistance they need to help find Ashley. Our thoughts are with our colleague and her family. We are all hoping for her prompt and safe return."