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Santa Barbara police share more details on search for missing Cottage Hospital nurse Ashley Zachman

Ashley Zachman Missing Woman

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara Police Department is continuing its search for Ashley Zachman, a nurse at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital who went missing just over a week ago.

A detective searching for Ashley recently expanded the search for her into other states.

Ashley's family also said that police found her cell phone inside her home, but her car was missing.

In an exclusive release to NewsChannel 3, Santa Barbara police said that they have found no signs of foul play in relation to her disappearance.

As of Saturday, June 6, detectives say they have sifted through the following in their hunt for Ashley Zachman:

  • Investigated various electronic records,
  • Checked surveillance video at businesses and public places,
  • Taken various tips on possible sightings,
  • Worked with the Fire Department to check areas such as trailheads,
  • Released a bulletin with photos to law enforcement across West Coast states,
  • Utilized license plate and traffic cameras from surrounding areas,
  • Served search warrants for records,
  • Communicated with her employer for witness interviews and surveillance video,
  • Interviewed coworkers,
  • Checked hotels and motels in cities Ashley has frequented,
  • Contacted Federal law enforcement for assistance searching for her vehicle,
  • Updated National Missing & Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) with her information,
  • Updated California’s Department of Justice Missing & Unidentified Persons Section in Sacramento.

Despite all their efforts, police said they still do not have any leads at this time.

Ashley Zachman is 5-foot-5 with brown hair and blue eyes. Her car is a white 2008 Mazda 3. Ashley's family put out flyers listing the license plate number as 6DRL358.

Ashley's family stated it is not like her to just disappear.

Santa Barbara police are continuing the search for Ashley. If you happen to see Ashley or know where she might be, you are urged to contact the SB Police Department at 805-897-2300 or call 911.

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Jessica Brest

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