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Pickup linked to missing Woonsocket woman

WOONSOCKET — Law enforcement officials released a photo Thursday of a pickup truck that a missing Woonsocket woman was last known to have driven in November.

Rachel Cyriacks, 30, was reported missing in December but has actually been missing nearly two months since about Nov. 13.

In a news release Thursday afternoon, the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office stated law enforcement is in possession of a silver 1995 Chevrolet Silverado. The pickup has a license plate of 4CH 634.

The Attorney General’s Office is asking anyone who may have seen the vehicle on or around the morning of Nov. 13 to contact authorities.

“There is significant damage to the undercarriage of the pickup, so law enforcement is asking individuals in rural Beadle, Sanborn and Davison counties to look for property damage to fences, fields or secondary roads,” the news release says.

Leads on Cyriacks’ whereabouts have dried up, but law enforcement officials have not given up the search. Cyriacks is described as white, 5-foot-5, approximately 140 pounds, with blonde/brown hair and hazel eyes.

She has a tattoo on the left side of her neck and tattoos on her right forearm.

According to a poster distributed by the state Division of Criminal Investigation, Cyriacks frequented the Huron, Mitchell and Sioux Falls areas.

Sanborn County Sheriff Tom Fridley said Thursday the Beadle County Sheriff’s Office, Huron Police Department, the state Division of Criminal Investigation and state parole agents have assisted his office in the search for Cyriacks.

Over the last month, the Sanborn County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous tips about Cyriacks’ whereabouts, but none has led to finding her, Fridley said.

Last week, all law enforcement agencies involved searched for Cyriacks in and around Woonsocket.

“We also interviewed a lot of people,” Fridley said. “But we’ve ended up with nothing.”

The parole agents were involved, Fridley said, because some of the people the sheriff’s office wanted to talk to were on parole.

Fridley said the next step in the case is to simply keep looking.

He said law enforcement has suspicions there could be foul play but also believes Cyriacks could have simply taken off.

“We’re looking at both sides,” Fridley said. “We are trying to zero in or get to some point as to decide which way we can go.”  

Anyone with information about Cyriacks’ whereabouts is encouraged to call the Sanborn County Sheriff’s Department at 605-796-4511 or the Huron Police Department at 605-353-8550.