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Missing Sequim woman last seen in Bellingham in late August

20-year-old Samantha Rivers was visiting friends; father walking streets to find her

A poster created by the family of Sam Rivers
A poster created by the family of Sam Rivers
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter

Sequim resident Samantha Rivers was visiting friends in Bellingham when she went missing about a week ago, according to members of her family. 

The 20-year-old woman suffers from bipolar disorder and may be a danger to herself, according to her family. She was released from a local hospital and was staying at Lighthouse Mission’s Base Camp shelter, where her phone was stolen and her father Sean Rivers lost contact with her, Sean told Cascadia Daily News Monday.

For the last five days, Sean, who lives in California, said he has been combing the streets for his daughter, speaking with homeless people who may have seen her, and putting up missing posters to get the word out. 

“People have seen her, just not in the last four or five days,” Sean said. “She’s so loved, but just a little lost right now.” 


Samantha Rivers’ family members are sharing recent photos of her on social media, hoping someone recognizes her around Bellingham. Rivers went missing in Bellingham in late August.

(Image source: Facebook)

Sean called his daughter a “wicked good kid,” and said he’s using social media to help get recent images of her out to the public. 

The woman is around 5’10”, weighs 110 lbs., and has short reddish-pink hair with bangs, her family said. The missing poster states she may not have shoes.

She also has several noticeable tattoos, including a reaper on her forearm. She was last seen near 1200 Washington Street in the Lettered Streets neighborhood around Tuesday, Aug. 29.

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