Redmond Police Reopen 2011 Cold Case

REDMOND, WA — A decade after the trail went cold in the search for a missing woman, Redmond detectives reopened an unsolved case this week, with hopes that new technology and fresh tips could finally help bring an Eastside family some closure.

According to police, Redmond resident Lorill Sinclaire was last seen near the Factoria Mall on Nov. 8, 2011. She was 49 years old when family members reported her missing. Investigators said Sinclaire was believed to be visiting her boyfriend in the area before she vanished without a trace. Detectives found her burgundy Ford Escort near the mall on the same day she disappeared, with no sign of Sinclaire.

That December, dozens of search and rescue volunteers deployed to search the nearby woods around Coal Creek Parkway and Factoria Boulevard without turning up any clues, police said. Redmond detectives pursued various leads over the course of the investigation but never found unearthed clues to her whereabouts of any communications. The police department decided to reopen the case this month on the 10 year anniversary of Sinclaire’s disappearance, sharing a flyer and renewing the call for tips.

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“We have more technology at our disposal that didn’t exist in 2011,” said Jesse Bollerud, the department’s investigations sergeant. “We are using this technology to work to solve her case and bring closure to her family.”

Police ask anyone with new information or knowledge of Sinclaire’s activities around the time of her disappearance to contact detectives at 425-556-2500.

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(Redmond Police Department)

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