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Search for Woonsocket woman continues

WOONSOCKET — It's been a quiet year for the Rachel Cyriacks case.

The Woonsocket woman went missing four years ago on Nov. 13, 2013, and has not been found, despite authorities' ongoing investigation.

Officials suspect foul play in the disappearance and don't believe Cyriacks will be found alive, Sanborn County Sheriff Tom Fridley said.

And in the past year, his office has received a few tips about the case, but none that led to credible information. The last "big" event law enforcement conducted regarding the case was in July 2016, when officials used ground-penetrating radar to search an area of land near an irrigation ditch in Beadle County. But, like all other leads law enforcement has pursued, it turned up nothing.

"It's always disappointing when you can't bring a solution to any case, and especially something so tragic," Fridley said. "Lately, it's been pretty quiet."

Cyriacks was last seen Nov. 13, 2013, in Mitchell, and was reported missing in early December. Searches of the area, surveillance footage and interviews have turned up nothing in search of the Woonsocket native.

Cyriacks was last seen driving a gray 1995 Chevy Silverado pickup with South Dakota license plate 4CH 634. The pickup was found in early January 2014 with significant damage to its undercarriage, but the truck hasn't produced any tangible leads.

As the case gets older, Fridley said it doesn't come up as often among townsfolk. But, he said, Cyriacks hasn't been forgotten.

"It doesn't come up as often anymore, but still occasionally. November always seems to trigger a few tips, so we know people are still thinking about it and haven't forgotten," Fridley said. "We're still pursuing any tip we get."

Cyriacks is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall and 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. She was 30 at the time of her disappearance.

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