Search continues for missing woman in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Search continues for missing woman in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Hilary Sharma missing (Source: Sharma's Facebook page)
Hilary Sharma missing (Source: Sharma's Facebook page)

BRECKSVILLE, OH (WOIO) - The search continues in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park for Eastlake woman Hillary Sharma.

The 30-year-old was last seen on Tuesday August 19. Sharma's loved ones contacted police to report her missing after they became concerned for her welfare.

Monday, search teams scaled back their search efforts and they aren't certain she is still in the park. They are trying to trace her movements from the days and hours before her disappearance to find out why she went missing.

Her car was located Friday August 22, shortly after midnight, in the Boston Store Visitor Center Parking Lot.

The National Park Service is continuing its search with support from additional emergency response agencies.  They are expanding the investigation to determining why Sharma is missing.

Park Rangers have asked for assistance from experienced river paddlers. Paddlers on the Cuyahoga River are asked to report any out of the ordinary items that they might see along the river between the village of Boston and Station Road in Brecksville.

Paddlers need to be aware of hazards on the Cuyahoga River, including the impassable low-head dam, just north of Station Road and potential poor water quality.

Sunday's search focused on a remote area north of Boston along the Cuyahoga River where some of Sharma's personal items were found.

The Park's policy is to search until there is a resolution.

If you have any information about Sharma please call the National Park Dispatch Office at (440) 546-5945.