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Wyoming search warrant reveals no clues

Officials check mining claim for missing woman

Joshua Roberts

The execution of a search warrant Monday in Carbon County, Wyo., failed to uncover any new evidence or information into a Craig woman’s disappearance, Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta said Tuesday morning.

Cynthia Hankins, also known as Cynthia Runnels, was last seen June 7 in Craig.

The search warrant – the third executed since Saturday – took place at a mining claim operated by the missing woman’s husband, Terry Hankins, in the Encampment area of Carbon County.

Investigators have deemed Terry Hankins a “person of interest” in the case.

Vanatta said police are not yet ready to make an arrest.

“Not even in the ballpark,” he said.

The investigation continues.

Vanatta said investigators are attempting to locate several people for interviews.

“We’re just trying to round up a couple of witnesses we’re looking for,” he said.

In a statement released Monday, police said they think the 36-year-old Cynthia Hankins may have been the victim of a crime. On Saturday, a joint task force comprised of police officers, the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office executed search warrants at the Hankins’ Craig home and at Terry Hankins’ gold mining claim 33 miles north of Craig in Moffat County.

A missing person’s flyer on Hankins has been distributed locally and nationally, including a submission to the National Center for Missing Adults.

Anyone with information into the missing woman is to call the Police Department at 824-8111 and ask for detectives Jen Kenney or Ken Johnson.

Joshua Roberts can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 210, or jroberts@craigdailypress.com.


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