Viral Search Continues for 32-Year-Old Woman Missing in Northern California

32-year-old Courtney Bryan has been missin since September 23

The search continues for 32-year-old Courtney Bryan, who went missing in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and was last heard from on September 23. Due to viral TikTok videos from her sister, the search has reached people all around the world.

Following the death of her grandfather, Bryan decided to leave home in Reno to spend time in Northern California with her dog Booch. She was last seen on an Instagram post at Hunt Hot Springs in the Big Bend area:

Courtney Bryan Instagram photo from Hunt Hot Springs

Since then, no one has seen or heard from her. According to Coutney’s sister, Katana Curven, she was supposed to return home by September 27. Cell phone records show she hasn’t made a phone call or text since September 23. After Courtney went missing, Katana was inspired to reach out to the millions of users on TikTok for help:

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##findcourtneybryan ##findmysister

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Katana believes Courtney had every intention of returning home at her planned time, since she left her cat in her apartment.

Courtney is 5-foot-5, 120 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is driving a 2004 maroon and pearl white Subaru Legacy—Nevada license plate LG0637—with her black and white border collie wolf mix dog named Booch. Anyone with information on Courtney’s whereabouts is asked to call the Reno Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 775-321-8372.

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One Comment

  1. Big Bend has little to mostly no cell service. I live in Big Bend. There’s a few spots here and there where you might be able to get a bar but it’s hit and miss and not likely to get enough signal to upload pictures. If she did indeed upload From .
    ig Bend it was probably through a private wifi link or she got lucky and got a good signal which is again rare. Her car was seen on camera in Redding in the evening on the 23rd, which doesn’t make sense if she was headed home to Reno. At least it’s not the route I would take unless I had a compelling reason to. My question is did the camera capture the driver? Was there passengers? It’s mysterious. But I think she went missing after leaving Big Bend and I wish our tiny isolated little community wasn’t being blown up like this.

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