California Nurse Last Seen On Valentine’s Day Found Dead In Church Parking Lot

Brooke Harris’ cellphone was found at her home after she disappeared, according to police.

By Ethan Harfenist
Brooke Ann Harris

A nurse in California that was missing since Valentine’s Day has been found dead. 

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday said that Brooke Harris was found unresponsive in a car parked at a local church.

Fire and medical personnel were initially dispatched and discovered that Harris was dead when they arrived, the EDCO said in a statement. When sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, they determined that the vehicle belonged to Harris.

The EDSO added that they are currently investigating Harris’ cause of death, and that there is no evidence of foul play.

Harris, 48, was last seen on the grounds of the Red Hawk Casino in Placerville, Calif., on Feb. 14, according to EDSO spokesperson Sgt. Anthony Prencipe.

“We located video surveillance at Red Hawk security in the parking structure on the 14th at about 4:30 p.m.” Prencipe said, as quoted by local news outlet KCRA. He added that the footage shows “her apparently alone in her vehicle at the casino.”

Harris’ cellphone was later discovered at her home, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Harris’ daughter last saw her on Feb. 13, Prencipe said, according to KCRA. She then reportedly spoke with her husband on the phone the following day.

In a statement posted to Facebook on Feb. 17, the EDSO said that they “have investigated Brooke’s family and have found no evidence to suggest that anyone was involved in her disappearance.”

Harris was at one time a registered nurse, according to KCRA, which also cites licensing records as showing that she had a history of mental health issues, though it’s unknown if they played any part in the case. 

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