JUNE 2, 1997
Police are investigating the disappearance of Arlene Jensen.
by Andrew Walgamott, staff reporter
King County Police, Search and Rescue dogs, and volunteers combed wooded areas near Kingsgate over the weekend, searching for clues in the disappearance of 53-year-old Arlene Jensen. She disappeared from her Compton Meadows Condominium in the 14300 block of 126th Avenue NE between 8 p.m. May 26 and the next morning.
Police searched from 2:30 pm until dark Saturday in the woods above Chateau Ste. Michelle and in another heavily wooded area nearby, according to King County Police spokesperson Joanne Elledge. She said that Jensen's son David had instigated the search, and that the family was on site and braced in case anything was found. Nothing was found.
Elledge says there are no persons of interest in the case, though detectives continue to follow up leads and ask more questions of Jensen's family and friends.
Jensen was discovered missing last Tuesday when David went to her residence after receiving a concerned call from Arlene's employer who said she hadn't shown up for work. David found her front door ajar, her purse in its normal place, her car parked outside, and UPS parcels on the door stoop. He said there was no evidence of wrong-doing inside the condo.
David describes his mother as a responsible individual who wouldn't miss a day of work, leave her door unlocked or go anywhere without her purse. "This is absolutely 100 percent out of character," David said Thursday afternoon.
Arlene is described as a 5'3", 125-lb. white female with brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Det. J. H. Doyon at (206) 205-7809.