“Electronics Free” Weekend Trip Now A Search For A Missing Holland Woman

Posted at 12:57 PM, Mar 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 21:48:39-05

HOLLAND, Mich – Police are asking for help in locating 36-year-old Emelene Joy Van Dyke.

Emelene has been missing from her home in the 500 block of College Avenue in Holland since leaving for an apparent “retreat”, possibly in the Traverse City area on the weekend after February 14, 2013.

Police said VanDyke enjoys camping. They said camping gear is missing from her home and that’s its possible she left to go camping, but have no indication as to where she went.

Emelene was last seen by her neighbor and last heard from after sending a text message at approximately 6 p.m. on February 14 after she purchased a new car from a local car dealership and withdrew a significant amount of money from her bank.

Investigators are concerned about her well being because her cell phone and debit card has not been used since the 14th of February.

Emelene was last seen driving the new car she purchased a gray, 4D, 2013 Hyundai Accent

(very similar vehicle photo attached) bearing Michigan license plate CGE8162. Emelene has sandy blonde hair and hazel colored eyes is approximately 5’ 7” in height and approximately 200 lbs

Anyone who has information about this case is urged to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1100 or the detectives at 355-1150 .