FBI Will Assist in Case of Missing Worland Woman
Written by Jessi Entel on July 27, 2023
The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office has released an update about missing Worland woman, Breanna Mitchell. Unfortunately, she has not been located yet.
Yesterday, a bloodhound and their handler were sent out into the area of Mitchell’s last known location, but they were unsuccessful in finding her. However, the bloodhound was able to pickup a few areas Mitchell may have been. The bloodhound was unable to keep on the scent though.
On Friday, the Washakie County Sheriff’s will be bringing in a dog with a different skill set to hopefully locate the missing woman. The Department has requested that everyone who is assisting in the search to avoid the Nowater Road area, as the dog will be working in the area. This will take place Friday night and early Saturday morning.
The Sheriff’s Office has also reached out to Wyoming’s branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and they will now be assisting the department on this case. The FBI has more resources readily available, such as better technology to assist with data management and more training when it comes to missing persons cases.
The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office is exploring and utilizing as many resources possible to locate Mitchell.
The agency has been granted a search warrant to investigate Mitchell’s cell phone data, social media data, and email data in an attempt to generate any leads to locate her. The sheriff office is hopeful that this information will give them a better picture of who Mitchell was in contact with the day of her disappearance.
This information with also give the sheriffs and FBI a more accurate location of where her phone was the evening she went missing. The agencies anticipate that the data will be available to them shortly and they are receiving this info from multiple sources.
Washakie County Sheriff Austin Brookwell said he has been following up on every lead and interviewed multiple individuals. “Mr. Romo has been cooperative with Law Enforcement and has been interviewed. He has also informed us that he will come in and talk to us if we have any other questions that come up.”
Mr. Romo is not the only person who has been interviewed about Mitchell’s disapperance. “Numerous other individuals have been interviewed as well,” said Sheriff Brookwell. “I will not go into details of these interviews as this is still an active law enforcement investigation.”
There are numerous rumors being spread about Mitchell’s disappearance, which is difficult to combat the misinformation. The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage the public to not believe everything they hear and to check their Facebook page for accurate information pertaining to Mitchell’s disappearance.
Sheriff Brookwell said, “I cannot respond to every single comment or message that is being sent on Facebook because we are busy doing other things.”
The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office is using all the resources they have access to at this time. The department Deputies have been working tirelessly on this case to try to bring Mitchell home.
Sheriff Brookwell also expressed his gratitude to everyone who has helped on this case so far. “Thank you to everyone who is trying to help I greatly appreciate it.”
If you have any information about the disappearance of Breanna Mitchell, please contact the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office at 307-347-2242.