Missing person – public’s help requested in Nevada and Placer counties

Stanley Owen Norman

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in locating Stanley Owen Norman (70, out of Lake of the Pines). Stanley’s last known location was a residence near the Stagecoach Motel in Grass Valley, in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 15, 2018. Stanley was supposed to meet up with friends for breakfast on Sunday morning; however, he never arrived and has not been seen or heard from since.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office first received report of Stanley‘s disappearance on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Stanley’s cellular phone records indicate he may have traveled towards Colfax, CA but the phone disconnected from the network and has not been active since Monday, April 16, 2018. Stanley’s banking activity has ceased.

Since his reported disappearance, the California Highway Patrol Air Operations Division out of Auburn, CA has assisted by flying the general areas in which Stanley’s cellular telephone may have been able to access the last known cell tower, but the cellular records were unable to pinpoint a location. Deputies from our agency have patrolled and searched along State Route 174 from Grass Valley to Colfax with no further leads being developed.

Our agency has received a reported sighting of Stanley at the “Red Frog” bar on State Route 174 outside of Colfax; however, review of video surveillance did not support this report and none of the bartenders recall seeing Stanley there.

Stanley is 6’01” tall, approximately 300lbs, with grey hair and brown eyes. Stanley is last known to be driving a Silver, 2006, Hummer “H2” with disabled plates and military stickers in the rear window. Stanley is believed to be in the company of a brown toy poodle named “Cocoa”.

A Silver Alert has been broadcast by the California Highway Patrol.

We understand Stanley’s friends and family have organized search efforts along the Highway 174 corridor, between Grass Valley and Colfax but, to date, no further leads have been discovered.

The investigation into Stanley’s disappearance is ongoing and anyone who has relevant information is encouraged to call the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (530)265-1263.