Name: Lauryn Garrett
Age: 23 years old
Last seen: May 1, 2014
Location: Port Townsend, Washington
Status: Found Alive
Lauryn Garrett is a caucasian female with dark brown hair and hazel eyes, she is 5’7 tall and weighs between 120-130lbs.
She has a tattoo of Washington state on her right wrist and a tattoo of a bird behind her left ear.
Lauryn Garrett was born to parents Eleana Livingston-Christianson and Fred Garrett.
Lauryn lived near the shoreline, couch surfing, and was possibly living under a nearby overpass for I-5. 5 months prior to Lauryn’s disappearance she had moved in with her dad in Sequim, Washington.
Some of Lauryn’s hobbies included photography, writing, music, art, running and basketball.
On May 1st, 2014, Lauryn Garrett was on her way home from the Pioneer Centre North rehabilitation clinic in Sedro-Woolley, after being released from a 60-day drug addiction treatment program. She was heading back home from Port Townsend, where she had arrived a day earlier.
Lauryn had borrowed a cellphone to call her dad around 7:47 pm. On this call, she asked him for a ride home but he suggested taking the bus.
After the call to her dad, she was seen leaving 2 duffel bags, one red one blue, in a wooded area near Haines Palace Park and Ride. She then walked across a parking lot to the nearby Port Townsend Safeway.
Surveillance footage captured Lauryn at the Safeway, purchasing liquor and soda at 8:05 pm. Lauryn had also attempted to cash a $55.50 check in the store but did not have the proper identification to do so, and then left the store.
Lauryn was meant to take the bus to Sequim that evening, but she never arrived at her father’s house and she has never been seen or heard from since.
5 days later, on May 7th, 2014, one of two Lauryn’s duffel bags, the red one, was found by her mother in a Port Townsend park, 200 yards from Ka Thai park next to a homeless man who was waiting for the bag’s owner to return.
In the bag were many personal items and family photos. Lauryn’s family believe she has her ID on her as well as the other bag containing clothes.
A search team and Lauryn’s family members conducted searches in Port Townsend and Shoreline, but nothing was found.
On June 3rd, 2014, a woman who resembles Lauryn’s appearance was seen walking into Fred Meyer store in the King County City of Shoreline, around 5 pm and tried to return some merchandise for cash, without a receipt and ID that was not hers.
The Surveillance footage from the Fred Meyer store was shown to Lauryn’s dad and he confirmed this to be Lauryn Garrett.
Lauryn was alone when she was in the store and did not appear to be in any sort of distress or danger.
Lauryn Garrett is no longer considered a missing person, authorities on the case believe she left on her own accord.
If you have any information on the disappearance of Lauryn Garrett please contact the Port Townsend Police Department at 360-385-2322. You can also call the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office at 360-417-2459.
Resources and Further Information
Investigation Discovery: A Disappeared Special “Lauryn is Lost”