Demi Helenius, also known as Demi Helenius-Culley, is an Oregon woman who vanished without a trace over the weekend. Now, police say her car has been found. The Washington County Sheriff’s office stated they need help finding the 23-year-old missing woman. Demi Helenius disappeared on the night of Saturday, August 5, after attending a Landmark Worldwide self-help conference at the Embassy Suites hotel in Portland, Oregon. Update: Demi Helenius was found safe in Roseburg.
According to police, Demi Helenius-Culley was last seen at the Landmark Worldwide conference, which ended at about 10 p.m. Landmark Worldwide Forum attendees say Demi went to lunch at 6:00 p.m. and never returned for the last half of the conference. Worried family members say Demi Helenius also failed to return home. All calls to her phone have gone unanswered. Losing communication with her family is unusual for Demi Helenius. She normally talks to someone by text or by phone, Oregon Live reported.
Authorities say something even more disturbing happened on the night of her disappearance. A male stranger pulled up to the Creswell Dairy Queen drive-thru window and told an employee he found a phone. He later told Oregon investigators he turned the phone in after he saw someone throw it from a vehicle. Authorities say the phone belongs to Demi Helenius.
Detectives say that same night, there was another person who didn’t return from the 6:00 p.m. dinner break at the Landmark Worldwide conference. They are digging into his background but say they don’t have any suspects, according to a report by KGW-8.
Now that police have located her missing black 2011 Volkswagon Beetle, they are worried Demi Helenius didn’t disappear on her own free will. According to Demi Helenius’ modeling profile at Explore Talent, she is described as a Caucasian woman with an athletic build who stands 5’1. She has brown hair and blue eyes. The missing person poster for Demi describes her this way.
She is 5’3 and weighs 135 lbs with curly shoulder length dyed red hair. She wears black plastic rim glasses and was last seen wearing: light colored shirt, denim blue bib overalls, Toms slip on shoes. She has multiple tattoos on her arms, feet, and torso.
In addition to modeling, Demi Helenius is also a talented swimmer and has appeared in the 2013 Teen Idol semi finals, according to the Internet Movie Database. Her LinkedIn profile states she attended Southern New Hampshire University and Paul Mitchell School. The missing Rock Creek woman, who calls herself a warrior, worked previously as a voice over artist. Here is a MySpace page for Demi Ali Helenius.
— Missing Northwest (@MissingNW) August 7, 2017
Missing Timeline For Demi Ali Helenius (Demi Helenius-Culley)
Saturday, August 5, 2017: Demi Helenius attends a seminar at the Embassy Suites hotel.
- 6:00 p.m.–Demi is last seen leaving for her dinner break.
- A man also fails to return to the Landmark Worldwide conference.
- Demi Helenius’ cell phone is found and given to a Dairy Queen employee in Creswell.
Monday, August 7, 2017: Investigators find Demi’s car abandoned behind a gas station in Cottage Grove. This location is far from her home. If anyone has information, contact authorities at 503-846-2500. Please check back as we continue to update this story on the disappearance of Demi Helenius.
[Main Image via Washington County Sheriff/Facebook]