Family Asks for Help in Nationwide Search for Abbey Russell: #GeoAbbeyRussell


Abbey Russell’s family is asking the public for help in a nationwide search for the missing 24-year-old.

Russell disappeared from her Stillwater residence in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 25, leaving everything including her dog, phone, purse and car behind. 

Family, friends, volunteers and the local authorities have been conducting ground, aerial and water searches in Stillwater and on the St. Croix River every day since Russell went missing that time, looking for clues of her whereabouts.

“As we close in on a full week without Abbey, we are begging people everywhere to help find her,” Abbey’s sister, Ashley Marg said.

The Russell family has organized a nationwide search effort to eliminate zones where she might be in an effort to bring Abbey home.

“We’re calling it #GeoAbbeyRussell,” Marg said. “There are so many people across the country who want to help, so this is something everyone can do.”

A search called #GeoAbbeyRussell is planned for Saturday, May 2. The effort encourages people to search their own backyards, neighborhoods and public lands.

Those who volunteer to help are asked to submit their search area via GPS track log to, which will help the family monitor this national effort.


People should contact the Stillwater Police Department at 651.351.4945 with any kind of information.

Search and investigation efforts will continue throughout the weekend and for as long as necessary, Marg said.  Prayer gatherings are taking place at 3 p.m. every afternoon on Main Street of downtown Stillwater.

“Abbey makes a lasting impression on everyone she meets,” Marg said. “She has this confidence and genuine character about her that light up a room. She is missed so much. Please help bring her home.”

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