Woman still missing, police ‘fear the worst’ | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Woman still missing, police ‘fear the worst’

Gregory Crofton

Douglas County sheriff’s investigators have no solid leads regarding the disappearance of a 42-year-old Modesto woman.

“I am fearing the worst at this point,” said Douglas County Sheriff Sgt. Tim Minister. “She has not reappeared, and nobody’s heard from her. We’re coordinating efforts with the Modesto Police Department which has been in contact with family, but at this point there are not any firm leads as to her whereabouts.”

On Aug. 5, Shanti Prakash came to South Shore with her boyfriend, 61-year-old James Young. He reported Prakash missing the following day at 9:50 p.m.

Young told a deputy that he last saw Prakash at noon when he dropped her at Harveys Casino & Resort to visit some friends. The friends told investigators that they never saw or heard from Prakash.

Young is not considered a suspect and returned to Modesto shortly after Prakash went missing, Minister said.

Prakash was a nurse’s assistant at the Doctors’ 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.

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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