Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

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Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed
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Update by edhat staff
June 10, 2020
 

The Santa Barbara Police Department reports that Ashley Zachman, missing since May 29, was been located today. She is safe and unharmed. 

Her extended family wishes to thank law enforcement for their exhaustive search as well as all within the Santa Barbara and Ventura community that took part in that effort.

The family is requesting privacy at this time.


Update by edhat staff
June 8, 2020
 

The Santa Barbara Police Department has released new details regarding the missing woman who was last seen over a week ago. 

Ashley Zachman, a 36-year-old nurse, was last seen leaving Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday, May 29 at 5:00 p.m.

On June 8, 2020, The Santa Barbara Police Department announced they obtained surveillance video depicting a woman believed to be Zachman. The video showed a woman in Ventura on Monday, June 1. She appeared to be alone. A family member confirmed the woman in the video was Zachman.

The Santa Barbara Police Department is collaborating with the Ventura Police Department and Ventura County Sheriff's Office. She is believed to have made it home between 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. where her cell phone was found. Her car, a white 2008 Mazda 3 with license plate 6DRL358, is also missing.

Friends and family have not seen or heard from Zachman since she left her shift at the hospital. They say this is uncharacteristic and she has never disappeared before. 

The search has expanded into other states. Zachman has previously worked at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena and is originally from Minnesota. 

The Santa Barbara Police Department states there are no signs of foul play in relation to her disappearance. Detectives have searched electronic records, public video surveillance, investigated tips, checked trailheads, searched traffic cameras, interviewed friends and family, and more. 

If you have any information about Ashley Zachman's whereabouts please contact SBPD at 805-897-2300. If you see her, call 911.


Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
June 2, 2020
 

Description – Person

Ashley Lynn Zachman

Age 36                                      

HT: 5’5”, WT: 115lbs, Eyes: Blue, Hair: Brown

Description Vehicle:

2008 White Mazda 3

  
These photos have been updated by SBPD and show Zachman's exact vehicle

Specific Information

Santa Barbara resident, Ashley Lynn Zachman was last seen working at Cottage Hospital (320 W. Pueblo St.) on Friday May 29, 2020, at 5 P.M. Zachman’s family members and coworkers have not seen or heard from her since she left work on Friday.

Zachman’s parents notified police that their daughter was missing after she did not show up for work this evening. The parents stated this is out-of-character for Zachman and she has never shown a pattern of running away or disappearing.

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Roger Jun 02, 2020 05:36 PM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

Sometimes you have to work with the info you get on these reports. I heard this call go out last night they were hush hush about it. More than likely there is more to it they just don't want to make it public.

a-1591139698 Jun 02, 2020 04:14 PM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

This press release is awful. There are better photos and details on KEYT, she had very blonde highlights at some point and could look different than the photos included on edhat: https://keyt.com/news/santa-barbara-s-county/2020/06/02/sbpd-searching-for-missing-cottage-hospital-nurse/

a-1591155453 Jun 02, 2020 08:37 PM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

Remember the young guy who went missing in Goleta and was found pinned under his car in a culvert? May 1, 2015. I sure hope this woman is found unharmed and soon and there's a good reason for her being m.i.a.

a-1591250094 Jun 03, 2020 10:54 PM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

I remember the that car accident and thought about it too. Maybe they need search parties looking on the route she would normally drive home. I pray this young lady is found soon and alive. Do they know if she made it home from work and then went out again?

a-1591665582 Jun 08, 2020 06:19 PM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

And a lighter "remember that": remember the motorcycle guy from Lompoc that was missing for months, and when the cops finally found him, he said he did not want to be found and disappeared on purpose. Hoping for a similar outcome for this woman!

a-1591716958 Jun 09, 2020 08:35 AM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

Is there a search group actively looking for this young lady? Family and friends updates? What did her family member say to suggest this may have been her in Ventura? It's odd to me how partial the information is comes across when the community should be working harder. The collective mind and the digital distribution system is much better than this.

a-1591719840 Jun 09, 2020 09:24 AM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

I really hope shes found safe and left on her own but she should be calling family or a friend to let them know she is doing okay.

I think there is another young lady missing from our area?

EricL Jun 09, 2020 01:54 PM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

It seems there are three scenarios here. 1) She was kidnapped, 2) She decided she couldn't cope and ran away, and 3) She ran off the road somewhere in the hills like that woman did some years ago and will be found by hikers someday. I'm pleased the circumstantial evidence points to #2. If so, I hope she finds peace where ever she is.

Shasta Guy Jun 09, 2020 08:22 PM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

Hopefully this lands in the “Not all who wander are lost” category. This makes me feel so bad for her, her parents, siblings, friends, and coworkers. Hopefully she is recalibrating herself in a safe, rejuvenating environment.

FernaldPoint93108 Jun 09, 2020 10:12 PM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

Looks like she took off under her own free will and apparently is ok with her friends and family stressing out of their minds. That's not a particularly nice thing to do.

Ms.JBG Jun 10, 2020 09:25 PM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

I have to agree with generaltree. It was all over the media AND a gofundme was started to hire a PI and pay for any of her upcoming bills. It raised nearly $9000 last time I checked. I don’t know her , but because of all the coverage and pleas for help in finding her I even spent a fair amount of time worrying and looking out for her. The least they can do is give some sort of explanation or she can offer an apology for the waste of public resources.

mark snyder Jun 10, 2020 06:44 PM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

Such a relief so glad she's safe ! She can be outrageously funny besides being a great R N. One night her and another nurse did a Valley Girl /Minnaasoota Blond skit, I laughed so hard I thought I was going to have a heart right there , Again. lol

SBSand Jun 10, 2020 07:45 PM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

I want to know too! Super inconsiderate and she had a whole community worrying about her. Especially with how anxious things are with covid and her being a nurse at the hospital, thought she harmed herself. Glad she didn't!!

Ms.JBG Jun 10, 2020 09:31 PM
Missing Santa Barbara Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

Then she should have told her family instead of disappearing and worrying the community! The way she went about it seems like a call for attention, otherwise, she would have let people know she need to check out for a while.

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