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Bend woman, 24, missing; ex-boyfriend arrested

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) --- The ex-boyfriend of a missing 24-year-old Bend woman is a person of interest in the case, Bend Police say.

Detectives say Sara Gomez's friend reported her missing on February 20. Officials identified her ex-boyfriend, 31-year-old Brian Penner, as a person of interest and say they searched his home and found evidence linked to her disappearance. 

Penner was arrested and charged with Kidnap II, Theft II and Restraining Order Violation. 

Officials are continuing to search for Gomez and additional searches are planned.


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