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Nearly 6 months after Paso Robles woman’s disappearance, few signs remain

Posted at 6:14 PM, Oct 19, 2018

It’s been nearly six months since 62-year-old Nancy Woodrum vanished from her home in rural Paso Robles.

Family, friends, and businesses owners are still hoping for answers.

The manager of Michael’s Optical in downtown San Luis Obispo put a poster up back in May when Woodrum was first reported missing. It’s one of the only businesses in the city that has the flyer posted.

“The number of people that actually stop and look at the sign is amazing,” said manager Steve Nutt.

He said as many as 15 to 20 people in an hour stop to read the sign.

Woodrum was reported missing from her home on El Pharo Drive on May 5. Her family says she disappeared under suspicious circumstances.

For months now, Nutt has watched folks stop and read the sign.

“And they’d be amazed that this has happened in the community but two, that we’re now into October. It’s one of those situations where we don’t know should we leave the sign up? We haven’t heard anything more about it,” Nutt added.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has been tight-lipped about Woodrum’s disappearance from the get-go. On Friday, officials said there were no new updates to report and that the case is still being actively investigated.

In the town of Creston, not far from Woodrum’s home, just a couple of signs remain at Creston Market. The signs at the other shops have been taken down.

“I see it every day when I come in here and get my breakfast and stuff and I feel bad for the family,” said Ginger Bailey, Creston resident.

Nancy Woodrum (Photo from Facebook)


The family released this statement to KSBY News on Friday: “We really, really miss her… Life is really difficult without her. If anyone knows anything that could possibly help, please come forward.”

Woodrum is well known in the community as a hairdresser.

Months later, there is still a lot of chatter about her disappearance.

“I can’t believe there hasn’t been anymore leads or that something, more stuff hasn’t happened yet. That’s what I hear around here,” Bailey concluded.

“People genuinely, once they’ve read it, are sincerely moved by it, and so that’s something good out of something bad and that there is a lot of caring going on,” Nutt added.

Woodrum’s family is planning on posting new signs in the days to come.

The family says the reward amount through Crime Stoppers has been increased to $10,000. The reward was previously at $7,500.