FRUITLAND — It’s been at least eight days since the family of a Fruitland mother of three last saw her, and police still don’t have any leads on what might have happened to her.
According to an update from Fruitland Police Chief JD Huff, in the case of Sarah Stepp, 41, “we believe she left on her own accord and there are no indications of foul play.”
The missing woman is believed to have her cellphone with her, “but it appears to be turned off,” as police have not been able to ping a signal from the device, according to Huff. However, he said, “she took no credit or debit cards.”
With no known direction of travel or indications where Stepp was headed, Huff said the case “is a complete unknown.”
According to the Fruitland Police Department, Stepp, was reported missing at approximately 4:50 p.m. Thursday. The release states that she is about 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes.
The report claims that Stepp was last seen at her residence in Fruitland at about 3:30 p.m., wearing a yellow and gray striped shirt and blue pants. She left the residence driving a pearl green 2014 Ford Escape with Idaho license plate 1P76475.
Police believe Stepp to be “gravely disabled,” saying she was not in good mental health when she left the house.
“We are in close communication with the family and will continue the search for Sarah,” Huff said.
Anyone who has information on Stepp is urged to call Fruitland police dispatch at (208) 452-3110 or Payette County Sheriff’s Office at (208) 642-6006.