While authorities will not confirm this, reports say Michelle Dickson, 24, may have met a man as part of a drug deal last Tuesday evening at a beach in the Crescent City area.
Dickson's car was found burned at another location by the beach last Wednesday, and the woman has been missing for a week now. Crescent City is situated about 20 miles south of the Oregon border.
Police have been tight lipped about a search conducted at the home of an Arcata man's residence in relation to the investigation. Authorities reportedly confiscated the man's vehicle, some clothing and his computer.
Dickson, who is 5' 4", 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, was reportedly wearing either a white or dark-colored sweat shirt and white or blue-colored sweat pants.
Police ask anyone who may be able to help in this investigation to call the Del Norte County Sheriff's Office at (707) 464-4191.