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Search for McCrann became a recovery mission


Crews resume search Jan. 23 for missing Portland woman

With snow melting near Multnomah Falls, search and rescue crews has resumed their search for Alissa McCrann, missing since December.FILE PHOTO - Alissa McCrann

McCrann, 37, of Portland, went missing Dec. 19. Friends and family believe she went for a run at Multnomah Falls, where her car was found three days later on Dec. 22. A group of hikers had told investigators they believed they saw McCrann running on the trail, but she did not have gear and was not dressed appropriately for the winter weather.

The search was suspended Dec. 24, citing unsafe snow levels.

More than 60 people were involved in the Saturday, Jan. 23, search, which police classified as a recovery mission.

The Facebook page dedicated to finding McCrann posted an update after the weekend search ended.

"Even though we did not find her, it felt wonderful to know the community has not forgotten Alissa. Such an amazing outpouring of love and support. Again, all my love and respect goes out to the teams that helped orchestrate this latest search. They had a lot of manpower above the falls today and hopefully the next search is the one that brings her home. We really miss her."

Friends of McCrann's have been out searching recently as well, hoping to find any information about their missing friend.