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  • Kym L. Pasqualini

National Organizations Join Search for Missing Woman with Down's Syndrome

Updated: Feb 21, 2020

Sarah Galloway went missing March 21, 2019, from the front of her home in Picture Rocks, outside of Tucson Ariz.


Sarah Galloway, 38, has Down’s Syndrome and vanished between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., from the front porch of her rural home in Picture Rocks, Ariz., just outside of Tucson on March 21, 2019.

Due to the mysterious circumstance of Sarah’s disappearance and disability, Sarah is classified as an “endangered missing person” in the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Crime Information Center (NCIC). The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS), has joined the search and published a flier and alert on their website to be distributed nationwide.

In addition, Missing in Arizona has been posting alerts on their Facebook site that has been shared thousands of times throughout Ariz., and beyond, and continuing to grow.

Pima County Sheriff’s Department searching the Galloway property in Picture Rocks, Ariz. Photo courtesy of the Daily Star.

Early on, multiple agencies and a hundred volunteers set up a command post near the property to search for Sarah. Donnie Wadley, a member of the community coordinated the volunteer search. “We’re a big community,” he said. “We all care. We’re all out here . . . we can go as long as we need to.”

Although Pima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance, they still encourage the public to call in with any leads, even those that may seem insignificant. On the ground, all-volunteer efforts have stopped.

Despite the good efforts of law enforcement and the community, Sarah’s mother now feels like she is alone in the search for her missing daughter. “Sarah’s story is not in the news headlines anymore,” said Sherry Galloway. “Sometimes the feelings are overwhelming. Am I ever going to see my daughter alive again? Was she abducted into a sex trafficking ring . . . or worse?” Sherry Galloway now shares her missing daughter’s on Facebook trying to enlist the help of anyone that will listen.

Sarah is a happy go lucky and friendly woman whose disappearance has left a gaping hole in many people’s lives. “She’s super friendly. No one is a stranger to her. But she needs supervision to care for herself. She cannot even operate a cell phone and has no money,” says her mother, Sherry Galloway.

Sarah Galloway Description

HEIGHT: 4’11” WEIGHT: 100lbs HAIR: Brown EYES: Brown

Sarah was last seen wearing a dark gray button-up knit sweater, a red short-sleeved T-shirt with unknown black lettering on the front, black polyester pants and Skechers sneakers with light rainbow color. She also wears light brown plastic framed sunglasses.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Sarah Galloway, please call Pima County Sheriff's Office at (520) 88-CRIME (27463).

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