Scarlett S., 26, wanted to go hiking in the Black Forest, now she is missing. The police are looking for photos and asking the population for help.

Scarlett S. has been missing since September 10. The 26-year-old from Bad Lippspringe (North Rhine-Westphalia) went on a walk alone in the southern Black Forest, now there has been no sign of life for seven days.

The police suspect that the young woman has had an accident on the sometimes steep terrain. “We assume she crashed off the road,” a police spokesman said on Thursday. There is no evidence of a criminal offense. A helicopter, drones and dogs were used to search for the 26-year-old from the Paderborn district.

The last photos of her come from St. Blasien, possibly she wanted to go from there via the Wehratal towards Wehr, the police suspected. According to “Bild”, the hiker wanted to walk the 119 km long Schluchtsteig. Last Thursday evening her mobile phone was last logged in in Todtmoos (Waldshut district). Since then there has been no sign of life. The search for the young woman has now stopped.

“There are places we cannot reach,” said a police spokesman for the southern Black Forest area. Even a thermal imaging camera makes no sense there because of the dense vegetation. The police are still following individual directions.

Scarlett S. is generally considered very trustworthy, the police report says, so it’s surprising her family members haven’t heard from her. It cannot be ruled out that she is currently in a helpless situation.

Who has seen Scarlett S.?

Southern Black Forest: This young woman is wanted by the police. (Source: Freiburg Police)

The missing person is slim, six feet tall, has long dark blond hair with blond tips, and is wearing a red Osprey trekking backpack and a supposedly gray tent.

The police ask the population for help: anyone who has seen the person or can provide information about their whereabouts is called upon to contact the Freiburg police or another police station at the following address:

Freiburg Police Headquarters, Criminal Investigation Department
Ostpreu├čenstrasse 22, 79761 Waldshut-Tingen
Tel. 0761/8822880 (24 hours), from Switzerland: +497618822880
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