Crime

Warrant served on East Pierce County home in disappearance of Enumclaw woman

Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant Wednesday at the East Pierce County home of a man believed to be the last person to see a 28-year-old Enumclaw woman before she went missing.

Nicole White’s mother reported her missing after she failed to return from a date June 6 at a Spanaway bar with a man she met on an online dating site.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said the man is a person of interest rather than a suspect in White’s disappearance.

“He hasn’t been eliminated and we’re open to other possibilities” about what happened, Troyer said.

Detectives said they suspect foul play is involved in White’s disappearance. She has two children and is described as a loving, attentive mother who would never run out on her life.

White was last seen about 10 p.m. Saturday at Jeepers Country Bar & Grill on Pacific Avenue South in Spanaway. The person of interest was confirmed to have been there at the same time, Troyer said.

White hasn’t been heard from since. Her Dodge Neon was spotted Monday near 70th and 260th avenues east near Graham. It was partially over an embankment and wedged between trees.

Sheriff’s divers searched a nearby pond after search dogs brought them near the water but no sign of White was found.

White is 4 feet 10 and 100 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and convictions in the case. Tipsters can call 253-591-5959.

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