Whitney Heichel Still Missing, Kids Find Her Cell Phone in Bushes As Husband Devastated

October 19, 2012

A group of children playing found what’s believed to be the cell phone of missing Starbucks barista Whitney Heichel. It contained a text message asking if she was OK.

Parents of one of the children told ABC affiliate KATU that the children found Heichel’s phone in bushes outside the Troutdale Terrace Apartments Thursday evening. The family says the phone had a screensaver of a picture of Heichel and text messages asking if she was okay.

“I was pretty shocked. I mean I knew right away … I recognized the face,” April Fletcher, the mother of one the girls, told ABC News.

That, just hours after Whitney Heichel’s husband Clint broke down in an emotional press conference.

‘It hurts to breathe right now,’ Lorilei Ritmiller told reporters while speaking of 21-year-old Whitney Heichel. ‘But we just want to find her and we’re not going to stop.’
Heichel was reported missing by her husband, Clint Heichel, after she failed to show for her 7am shift at a Starbucks in the Portland suburb of Gresham. The drive from her apartment complex to the coffee shop takes less than five minutes.

The bullet points on the case thus far:

Whitney Heichel failed to turn up for her 7am shift on Tuesday
Children found cell phone four miles from Heichel’s home
Her SUV was seen at a gas station two hours later ‘driven by a suspicious-looking man as she sat in the passenger seat’
Vehicle found in parking lot four miles from her home with window smashed

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    JUst my opinion, but with all those armed muslim training campps up that way, they might want to start looking there! Not that muslims have the market on kidnappings, but they DO have the market on slavery and far too many white women are disappearing for no apparent reason…

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