Search for missing woman moves forward

BRECKSVILLE -- Authorities are asking experienced paddlers on the Cuyahoga River to be on the lookout for any out-of-the-ordinary items amid the search for a woman whose car was found in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

30-year-old Hillary Sharma of Eastlake was last seen Tuesday and was reported missing by police on Thursday. The next day, her Toyota Camry was spotted in the parking lot of the Boston Store Visitor Center at midnight Thursday.

On Sunday, the search focused on a remote area of the 33,000-acre park along the river north of the village of Boston where some of her personal items were found.

Authorities have used search dogs, horse patrols, boats and a helicopter to look for her. The search will resume Monday.

Authorities say she was reportedly last seen Tuesday in Bedford.

Saturday, the search stopped for the night after 9 p.m. Authorities have used boats on the Cuyahoga River, search dogs and a helicopter along with 150 volunteers.

The search has located personal items belonging to Sharma in a remote area of the park.

Sharma is described as 5'3" tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has brown hair and eyes.

Anybody with information is asked to contact authorities at 440-546-5945.

The search is being led by the National Park Service, Valley Fire District and Brecksville Fire Department.


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