Local authorities have located the cell phone belonging to a missing Gridley woman, and while 20-year-old Alycia Yeoman hasn’t been located, a Sacramento television station erroneously reported that Yeoman's mother received ransom demands Wednesday night. Gridley-Biggs Police Chief Dean Price stated Thursday morning that there have been no ransom demands.
KCRA released surveillance video from a Live Oak-area homeowner Wednesday night that shows Yeoman’s truck before it drove down a levee and reportedly became stuck in the mud.
Yeoman was last seen late Thursday night and works at both Gridley McDonalds and Starbucks. Concern arose when she did not show up for her shift at the Gridley McDonalds Friday morning.
Her friends organized a search party to Yuba City on Sunday, where police received a ping from her phone at 4:33 a.m., in an empty field west of the Walmart location on Colusa Highway.
Tuesday afternoon, the Butte County Search and Rescue Team was deployed to the Pennington Road area in Live Oak near where Yeoman’s vehicle, a 1998 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, was found. The search did not yield any results, according to the Gridley-Biggs Police Department.
Yeoman’s cell phone, the GBPD said, was located by a citizen of Live Oak in the vicinity of Yeoman’s truck. The citizen attempted to turn it on, but it was nearly dead. The citizen turned the phone in to a Yuba City cellular phone store; it is currently being analyzed by law enforcement.
The GBPD, in a Tuesday afternoon press release, said it is in contact with Yeoman’s family.
Anyone with information on Yeoman’s whereabouts is asked to call the Gridley-Biggs Police Department at 846-5670.