Los Gatos/Monte Sereno police and volunteers continued their search yesterday for a 42-year-old Los Gatos woman who vanished a week ago after leaving a Campbell area bar.
Jeanine Harms was last seen shortly after 10 p.m. on July 27 leaving the Rock Bottom Brewery with a man police have declined to identify, said Sgt. Kerry Harris of the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno police.
Based on evidence found in Harms' home, police believe that she may have been the victim of foul play, Harris said.
The man told police he accompanied Harms to her home. He said he left her home before 1 a.m. and she appeared fine at that point.
Harms originally went to the bar to meet another man police identified as William Alex Wilson III.
Yesterday, police obtained a search warrant to examine Wilson's Santa Clara home and his car was impounded, Harris said. A search dog was also brought in to sniff out Wilson's home and a DNA sample was taken from Wilson, he said.
Police also seized several items from Wilson's home, but Harris said, "It's really not clear if any of the evidence has any relation to Ms. Harms."
Harris declined to say what items were taken from Wilson's home. He said that neither Wilson nor the other unidentified man is considered a suspect.
A wide search in Los Gatos and Campbell was conducted yesterday by police, friends, family and members of the police volunteer program. Police also released search dogs in wooded areas in Los Gatos.
Harms was reported missing by co-workers Monday morning after she did not arrive for work at Amdahl Corp.
A $5,000 award for information leading to Harms' safe return has been offered by Fujitsu Co., Amdahl Corp.'s parent company, Harris said, and another $5,000 award is being offered by her family.
Harms has fair skin, is 5-feet-5-inches tall and 113 pounds. Her hair is brown with highlights and her eyes are also brown. She was last seen wearing a knee-length, short-sleeve, light-blue, floral pattern dress, and black strap style high-heeled sandals.
She drives a black 2000 Ford Mustang with silver racing stripes but was seen leaving the bar with a man driving a green 1993 Jeep Cherokee.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police at 408-395-1101. More information can be found at http://www.findjeanine.com/.
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