Milwaukie woman missing since Friday

Tanya Elizabeth Banton, in an undated photo released by the Milwaukie Police Department, July 14, 2014. Banton, 51, has not been seen since July 11, 2014.
Tanya Elizabeth Banton, in an undated photo released by the Milwaukie Police Department, July 14, 2014. Banton, 51, has not been seen since July 11, 2014.

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The Milwaukie Police Department is asking for the community’s help in locating a woman not seen since last Friday morning.

Family and friends of Tanya Elizabeth Banton, 51, say they haven’t been able to reach her since that morning, and she has not answered her cellphone.

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A silver-gray Chrysler Concorde belonging to Tanya Banton also went missing July 11, 2014. (MPD)

Self-employed, Banton has not arrived for scheduled work appointments, according to police.

“We feel totally confident that she didn’t just take off to escape because she was planning and she scheduled customers to work and she’s been very dependable with doing her work,” said Jack Banton, the missing woman’s father.

Banton is described as a 5 feet 9 inches tall and 210 pounds. She has shoulder-length blond hair and blue eyes.

Banton’s car, a silver-gray 1994 Chrysler Concorde with the license plate ZTZ464, has also gone missing.

Anyone with information into Banton’s whereabouts, or knew of her activities dating back to July 9 is asked to contact the Milwaukie Police Department at 503.786.7500.

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