Former local TV anchor asks public for help locating his sister

Former local TV anchor asks public for help locating his sister

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EUGENE, Ore. - Former KVAL and KMTR weathercaster Tim Joyce plans to visit Eugene this week, but not for a walk down memory lane.

Joyce said his family has been unable to contact his sister, Emily Joyce, since last month.

He said his sister left home in Eugene late Thursday night. On Monday, she visited a friend in rural Lane County near Lorane. She did not say where she was headed.

"We have a report that she was last seen on MONDAY at a house-sit in a rural area SW of Eugene," he posted on Facebook. "According to my source she was also in good spirits as well. I find this highly promising news."

He said the 36-year-old graduated this summer from the University of Oregon with a degree in dance.

Joyce said his sister had been in good spirits. Last week, he got texts from friends about Emily that concerned him.

Joyce said he thinks his sister may have headed toward the coast in her burgundy Toyota Tacoma pickup. He said her friends have already started posting flyers in an attempt to find her.

There's not much police can do when an adult chooses not to contact family members. Joyce hopes people in Lane County will help his family find his sister and let her know they are trying to get in touch with her.