Deputies looking for 18-year-old, younger sister not seen since Oregon eclipse event

    Photo of Melissa Lea and her younger sister, who were last seen at the Big Summit Prairie eclipse event. (Photos from the Crook County Sheriff's Office)

    UPDATE: The Crook County Sheriff's Office said Thursday the sisters are safe and they contacted their parents when they had cell phone service. They are on their way back to South Lake Tahoe.

    CROOK COUNTY, Ore. – Deputies are asking for the public’s help in finding two sisters who haven’t been seen since they attended a solar eclipse viewing event outside Prineville.

    Law enforcement officers are trying to conduct a welfare check on 18-year-old Melissa Lea and her younger sister, who were traveling to Oregon from Lake Tahoe, Calif. to attend the Symbiosis Event in Big Summit Prairie

    Family members last made contact with the girls on Sunday when they were in Bend. Officials said they believe Melissa and her sister made it to the Big Summit Prairie event.

    According to the family, the younger girl is not in any danger being with her sister however they are concerned that they haven’t heard from them in days. They filed a missing person’s report and are requesting that deputies do a welfare check.

    Investigators said Melissa used her debit card at the Symbiosis event on Tuesday.

    She is believed to be driving a black Toyota Sequoia with California license plates.

    If you see either girl or have any helpful info, call the sheriff’s office at (541) 447-6398.

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