Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Body of Missing Westwood Woman Found Near Hamilton Branch

Friday, January 19th, 2018

The body of a missing Westwood woman was recovered early Friday morning near Hamilton Branch according to details released this afternoon by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman, identified as 20-year old Westwood resident Kelsey Powles, had been reported missing Thursday afternoon, and her vehicle was located stuck in a ditch along Highway 147 in the area of Hamilton Branch. Plumas County Search and Rescue was activated and responded to the area where they conducted an area search until late Thursday night.

The body of the missing woman was found early Friday morning as Search and Rescue was activated again to continue the search.

Powles was located in the area of her vehicle.

“Contrary to some reports she was not located in the water,” explained Plumas Sheriff Greg Hagwood in the report.

“The cause of death is currently under investigation and detectives are responding to the scene.”

Anyone with information, or who had seen Powles on either the 17th or 18th, is encouraged to call the Plumas Sheriff’s Office at 530-283-6300.

“On behalf of Sheriff Hagwood and the rest of the Sheriff’s Office we would like to extend our deepest condolences to Kelsey’s family.”

Posted by on . Filed under Local & Regional News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

12 Responses to Body of Missing Westwood Woman Found Near Hamilton Branch

  1. Christina Phillips

    Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Pamela Simons-Phillips

  2. Dawn Doyle Wise

    Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    My heart is breaking for my dear friend as she and her family grieve the loss of Kelsey!

  3. Jan Medley

    Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    very sorry to hear.Prayers to the family.

  4. Jessica Swank

    Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Jake Ostmeyer

  5. Kathy Dyer

    Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Alyssa & Ashley Mcdaniel So very sad….

  6. Amanda Hanson

    Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Oh no I was so hoping she was ok

  7. Curtis Dixon

    Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Miraya

  8. Robert Sisk

    Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Jessica Contreras

  9. Brenda Ann Ward Garate

    Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Oh my goodness so very sorry to hear this! My prayers are with the family, and my deepest condolesents to the family of this precious girl! 😘

  10. Chelsea Murdock

    Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Austin Thompson

  11. Vivian Johnson

    Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    What a terribly terribly sad story. All I can say is kudos to our search and rescue people.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

>Email us News
115 S. Roop Susanville, CA
530.257.7138