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Woman missing at South South

Douglas County sheriff’s investigators are seeking information about what they say is the suspicious disappearance of a 42-year-old Modesto woman.

Shanti Prakash, a nurse’s assistant, arrived at South Shore on Sunday with her boyfriend, James Young, 61, also of Modesto.

Young reported Prakash missing at 9:50 p.m. on Monday. He told a deputy that he last saw his girlfriend when he dropped her off around noon at Harveys Resort Casino. He said she went to the hotel at the casino to visit some East Indian friends.



The friends never saw or spoke to Prakash, investigators said.

“In these cases, we don’t know these people personally,” said Sgt. Tim Minister. “We have heard from family and co-workers this person always comes home when she is supposed to and always shows up to work. Then she suddenly disappears and it raises our suspicion.”



On Tuesday, Prakash’s 18-year-old daughter reported her mother missing saying she would never fail to call home.

Prakash is employed at the Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto. She is East Indian, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 130 pounds with light brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black short-sleeve top and black jeans.

Young returned to Modesto after he reported Prakash missing, Minister said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Ted Duzan at (775) 586-7250 or Secret Witness at (775) 586-7295.


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