Woman missing in Arizona since March 9

Bianca Buono
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Shayna Feinman’s disappearance. She was last seen on March 9 in an area between Peach Springs and Seligman.

PHOENIX — The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating a woman who has been missing for more than two weeks. 

Shayna Feinman, 35, was last seen in the area between Peach Springs and Seligman where she was living. Her car, dog, camping gear and wallet were all left behind.

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Shayna is described as a white female, approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall, with green eyes and brown hair.

“Something isn’t right about what happened,” said Kara Feinman, Shayna’s sister. “Things are not adding up.”

Shayna’s wallet, camping gear found in her car

Shayna’s younger sister, Kara, talked to 12News Wednesday as the search for her sister continues.

“Being in nature and camping are things that made her really happy,” Kara said. “Out there, you know, it’s not quite the city hustle and bustle life. And so that’s what she was drawn to.”

Kara said that’s why her sister decided to move from New York to Arizona a couple of years ago.

Shayna has been living on a 40-acre property about halfway between Peach Springs and Seligman with a few other people. 

But on March 9, Shayna went missing and has not been seen or heard from since.

“What happened that day?” asked 12News reporter Bianca Buono.

“She left the property from my understanding, with the clothes on her back, her phone and a portable charging pack and a cord,” Kara said.

Kara said it is not uncommon for her sister to go on one or two-week long camping trips, but she would always be prepared with camping gear and supplies, typically taking her dog with her, and alerting friends or family when and where she was going.

About a week after Shayna was last seen, a friend who had been watching her dog became worried and found Shayna’s car parked on the property not far from where she lived. Inside the car were her camping gear, wallet and passport.

“They realized it hadn’t moved and it’s been there the whole time. So this whole time that Shayna had been gone for this week, they thought she had her car and she didn’t,” Kara said.

That’s when that friend notified the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office which launched an investigation. Kara said YCSO used dogs to search the property but there was no sign of Shayna.

A friend provided Kara with a video of the property where Shayna was living, showing the main homestead and the rural trails and woods surrounding it.

“They haven’t found her cell phone. I believe they’re trying to track it. The charger box, though, that she went into the woods with showed back up about three days later,” Kara said.

Kara said Shayna has been in a relationship, but that person has not been cooperating with the investigation.

“I truthfully feel there is foul play. I could not in a million years picture my sister leaving her dog and her car with all of her belongings and camping gear and her wallet. And just walking into the woods and not returning unless she was running from something or something terrible has happened. And I feel that with every ounce of my being,” Kara said.


Missing now for 18 days, Kara’s concern is growing. She’s just looking forward to the day she can hug her sister again.

“I deeply love my sister and I miss her and I pray to everything out there that she can come home safe and I can give her a hug. I can hear her voice. That’s what I really want right now,” Kara said.

Kara is urging the public to share Shayna’s photo.

If you have any information at all, including where Shayna is, contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260.

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