Missing Oregon Woman Whitney Heichel: Desperate Search

Police say the woman vanished somewhere between her home and her job at Starbucks.
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search for a missing oregon woman. Police say whitney heichel vanished somewhere between her home and starbucks just five minutes away. Abbie boudreau is in portland, oregon, with the latest on the story and the search this morning. Abbie, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, elizabeth. When whitney heichel did not show up fwr work at this starbucks on tuesday morning, those closest to her, her friends and family, knew something had to be very wrong. Overnight, police frantically searched this portland, oregon, park. Exclusive aerials from katv show investigators walking a grid, part of a massive manhunt for whitney heichel, seen here with her husband, in this exclusive video obtained by abc news. We have detectives working on it. L be able to jump on leads right away. The colder the leads get, more difficult it becomes. Reporter: The 21-year-old vanished during her five-minute commute to work. Investigators fear they're in a race against time. Her black ford explorer was found abandoned in this walmart parking lot tuesday afternoon. The passenger side window shattered. They found glass in the parking lot outside of heichel's home. I'm not prepared to say this is broken glass from her vehicle. Reporter: Heichel's husband claims she kissed him good-bye and left for her job at starbucks just before her 7:00 a.M. Shift on tuesday. She got ready. Her normal thing. Got up. Kissed me good-bye. And I woke up and said, bye, I'll see you when you get home. Reporter: When the barista didn't show up at work, her boss called clint, asking where she was. I called her several times. I texted her several times. And actually about 9:00, 9:30-ish, her phone got to the point where you would call and it went straight to voicemail. Reporter: Just before 10:00 a.M., He called 911. Police haven't released the video. But say surveillance cameras recorded her black suv pulling into this gas station around 9:00 a.M. Her atm card was used. Clint says the bank record showed the card was used eight minutes later. It's the vehicle. We know through bank records it's the card. Reporter: Police are not saying what led them to search that wooded area. But they are holding a news conference later this morning. And hopefully at that point, we'll learn new details.

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