Linfield College student reported missing

Linfield College student Michelle Kawachi, 22, was reported missing on April 27. (DMV)
Linfield College student Michelle Kawachi, 22, was reported missing on April 27. (DMV)

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 22-year-old Linfield College student.

McMinnville police said Michelle Kawachi was last seen by family members on April 17.

Linfield College Campus Safety and Kawachi’s brother contacted McMinnville police on Sunday after they were not able to locate her or get in contact with her via phone.

McMinnville officers said they have interviewed family, close friends and local students and have not gotten any information on her whereabouts.

Kawachi is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds with black hair and dark brown eyes. She owns a blue or turquoise 1992 Toyota Celica two-door with Oregon license plate SSY790.

Family and friends reportedly told police she enjoys visiting the central Oregon coast.

Anyone who has any information about Kawachi or her vehicle is asked to call the McMinnville Police Department at 503.434.7307, or after hours, 503.434.6500.

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