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  • KSBY Investigates: Missing on the Central Coast

    KSBY Investigates: Missing on the Central Coast

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 9:25 PM EST2015-11-04 02:25:24 GMT
    A KSBY investigation reveals that hundreds of people on the Central Coast have vanished. Some gone for decades, without a trace.

    A KSBY investigation reveals that hundreds of people on the Central Coast have vanished. Some gone for decades, without a trace.

  • Santa Maria police see huge decrease in number of missing persons cases

    Santa Maria police see huge decrease in number of missing persons cases

    Tuesday, January 12 2016 5:46 PM EST2016-01-12 22:46:53 GMT

    In November 2015, a KSBY investigation found the Santa Maria Police Department had a staggering 155 unsolved missing persons cases.Now, police say those numbers have dropped significantly, to less than 100.

    In November 2015, a KSBY investigation found the Santa Maria Police Department had a staggering 155 unsolved missing persons cases.Now, police say those numbers have dropped significantly, to fewer than 100.

  • Search continues for missing Santa Maria teen

    Search continues for missing Santa Maria teen

    Monday, January 4 2016 9:42 PM EST2016-01-05 02:42:30 GMT
    Police say this picture of Ivan Nunez was taken the day he went missing and shows the clothes he was wearing at the time.Police say this picture of Ivan Nunez was taken the day he went missing and shows the clothes he was wearing at the time.

    Police say 16-year-old Ivan Nunez left his home on Santa Maria's northwest side the day after Christmas, and has not been seen or heard from since. 

    Police say 16-year-old Ivan Nunez left his home on Santa Maria's northwest side the day after Christmas and has not been seen or heard from since. 

  • Missing: Agustin Zeferino

    Missing: Agustin Zeferino

    Monday, November 9 2015 3:30 PM EST2015-11-09 20:30:27 GMT
    An arrest warrant was issued for Agustin Zeferino in August of 2014 after he stopped treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis. 
    An arrest warrant was issued for Agustin Zeferino in August of 2014 after he stopped treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis. 
  • Missing: Tommy Joe Jones

    Missing: Tommy Joe Jones

    Thursday, November 5 2015 6:28 PM EST2015-11-05 23:28:48 GMT
    Tommy Joe Jones was born on August 10, 1953. He was reported missing to the Morro Bay Police Department on April 4, 2008 after he failed to return from a trip out to sea.
    Tommy Joe Jones was born on August 10, 1953. He was reported missing to the Morro Bay Police Department on April 4, 2008 after he failed to return from a trip out to sea.
  • Missing: William Herbert Pear

    Missing: William Herbert Pear

    Thursday, November 5 2015 5:40 PM EST2015-11-05 22:40:30 GMT
    William Herbert Pear was born on April 25, 1943. He was reported missing to the Morro Bay Police Department on September 17, 1985 by Melissa Mae True, a woman believed by police to be either his ex-girlfriend or a roommate.
    William Herbert Pear was born on April 25, 1943. He was reported missing to the Morro Bay Police Department on September 17, 1985 by Melissa Mae True, a woman believed by police to be either his ex-girlfriend or a roommate.
  • Reporter's reflections on missing persons investigation

    Reporter's reflections on missing persons investigation

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 2:13 PM EST2015-11-04 19:13:02 GMT
    The idea for KSBY's missing persons investigation began in June 2015 in Minnesota, where I used to work as a reporter. 
    The idea for KSBY's missing persons investigation began in June 2015 in Minnesota, where I used to work as a reporter. 
  • Santa Maria Police Department responds to volume of missing persons cases

    Santa Maria Police Department responds to volume of missing persons cases

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 9:18 PM EST2015-11-04 02:18:12 GMT
    The Santa Maria Police Department currently has the highest number of unsolved missing persons cases of any law enforcement agency in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties -- approximately 155.
    The Santa Maria Police Department currently has the highest number of unsolved missing persons cases of any law enforcement agency in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties -- approximately 155.
  • Project Lifesaver helps law enforcement agencies track down at-risk missing persons

    Project Lifesaver helps law enforcement agencies track down at-risk missing persons

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 9:16 PM EST2015-11-04 02:16:43 GMT
    Concern for the safety of at-risk missing people has prompted the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara county sheriff's offices to support Project Lifesaver.
    Concern for the safety of at-risk missing people has prompted the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara county sheriff's offices to support Project Lifesaver.
  • Missing: Peter Rejlek

    Missing: Peter Rejlek

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:50 PM EST2015-11-04 01:50:45 GMT
    Peter RejlekPeter Rejlek
    Peter Rejlek was reported missing on January 28, 1997 when he failed to return after paragliding at Montaña de Oro.
    Peter Rejlek was reported missing on January 28, 1997 when he failed to return after paragliding at Montaña de Oro.
  • Missing: Victor Ochoa Manzo

    Missing: Victor Ochoa Manzo

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:48 PM EST2015-11-04 01:48:48 GMT
    Relatives reported Victor Ochoa Manzo missing to the Paso Robles Police Department on April 18, 2004 after they lost contact with him for three weeks. 
    Relatives reported Victor Ochoa Manzo missing to the Paso Robles Police Department on April 18, 2004 after they lost contact with him for three weeks. 
  • Missing: Vernon Erno

    Missing: Vernon Erno

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:46 PM EST2015-11-04 01:46:33 GMT
    Vernon Erno was born on December 2, 1921. He was last seen in San Luis Obispo on December 28, 2003.
    Vernon Erno was born on December 2, 1921. He was last seen in San Luis Obispo on December 28, 2003.
  • Missing: Troy Dunn, Jr.

    Missing: Troy Dunn, Jr.

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:41 PM EST2015-11-04 01:41:14 GMT
    Troy Dunn, Jr. was born on August 26, 1939 and lived in Grover Beach. He was reported missing on August 21, 1991 after he went flying in his personal plane with his son-in-law.
    Troy Dunn, Jr. was born on August 26, 1939 and lived in Grover Beach. He was reported missing on August 21, 1991 after he went flying in his personal plane with his son-in-law.
  • Missing: Ryan Spencer Mann

    Missing: Ryan Spencer Mann

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:38 PM EST2015-11-04 01:38:52 GMT
    Ryan Spencer Mann was born on April 19, 1991. He was last seen in the San Luis Obispo area on March 20, 2011.
    Ryan Spencer Mann was born on April 19, 1991. He was last seen in the San Luis Obispo area on March 20, 2011.
  • Missing: Randall Gene Young

    Missing: Randall Gene Young

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:37 PM EST2015-11-04 01:37:44 GMT
    Randall Gene Young was born on November 1, 1958. His girlfriend, Jacqueline Marie, reported him missing on May 3, 2010.
    Randall Gene Young was born on November 1, 1958. His girlfriend, Jacqueline Marie, reported him missing on May 3, 2010.
  • Missing: Rafael Chavez Gonzalez

    Missing: Rafael Chavez Gonzalez

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:36 PM EST2015-11-04 01:36:27 GMT
    Rafael Chavez Gonzalez was born on February 26, 1948 and was reported missing on November 3, 2013. He was last seen on October 22, 2013 in the Nipomo Mesa area.
    Rafael Chavez Gonzalez was born on February 26, 1948 and was reported missing on November 3, 2013. He was last seen on October 22, 2013 in the Nipomo Mesa area.
  • Missing: Paul Yotter

    Missing: Paul Yotter

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:34 PM EST2015-11-04 01:34:34 GMT
    Paul Yotter was born on May 11, 1969. His grandmother reported him missing on December 21, 1991 after Yotter's employer called to tell her that he never showed up for work. 
    Paul Yotter was born on May 11, 1969. His grandmother reported him missing on December 21, 1991 after Yotter's employer called to tell her that he never showed up for work. 
  • Missing: Patrick Jay Valente

    Missing: Patrick Jay Valente

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:32 PM EST2015-11-04 01:32:44 GMT
    Patrick Jay Valente was born on May 4, 1950 and lived in rural Arroyo Grande. Family members last saw Valente at his home near Callender Road on July 4, 2008 and reported him missing eight days later.
    Patrick Jay Valente was born on May 4, 1950 and lived in rural Arroyo Grande. Family members last saw Valente at his home near Callender Road on July 4, 2008 and reported him missing eight days later.
  • Missing: Mark Patrick Nielsen

    Missing: Mark Patrick Nielsen

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:31 PM EST2015-11-04 01:31:19 GMT
    Mark Patrick Nielsen was born on March 17, 1953. Family members reported him missing on January 19, 1995.
    Mark Patrick Nielsen was born on March 17, 1953. Family members reported him missing on January 19, 1995.
  • Missing: Mark Addison

    Missing: Mark Addison

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:30 PM EST2015-11-04 01:30:06 GMT
    Mark Addison was born on August 29, 1960. He was last seen in San Luis Obispo on September 4, 1982. 
    Mark Addison was born on August 29, 1960. He was last seen in San Luis Obispo on September 4, 1982. 
  • Missing: Jose Abel Leon

    Missing: Jose Abel Leon

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:28 PM EST2015-11-04 01:28:51 GMT
    Jose Abel Leon was born on August 27, 1961. He was reported missing to the Santa Maria Police Department in 1988.
    Jose Abel Leon was born on August 27, 1961. He was reported missing to the Santa Maria Police Department in 1988.
  • Missing: Jorjanna Murray

    Missing: Jorjanna Murray

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:26 PM EST2015-11-04 01:26:53 GMT
    Jorjanna Murray was born on February 17, 1947. The last time her mother heard from her was March 8,1989. 
    Jorjanna Murray was born on February 17, 1947. The last time her mother heard from her was March 8,1989. 
  • Missing: John Rohall, Sr.

    Missing: John Rohall, Sr.

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:25 PM EST2015-11-04 01:25:36 GMT
    John Rohall, Sr. was born on July 3, 2016. Family members reported him missing on November 28, 1995.
    John Rohall, Sr. was born on July 3, 2016. Family members reported him missing on November 28, 1995.
  • Missing: Jeffrey Leland Lowery

    Missing: Jeffrey Leland Lowery

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:24 PM EST2015-11-04 01:24:02 GMT
    Jeffrey Leland Lowery was born on June 10, 1958 and lived in San Luis Obispo. His mother reported him missing on September 11, 1983, but he had last been seen two years before when she drove him to a county mental health facility for treatment of severe depression. 
    Jeffrey Leland Lowery was born on June 10, 1958 and lived in San Luis Obispo. His mother reported him missing on September 11, 1983, but he had last been seen two years before when she drove him to a county mental health facility for treatment of severe depression. 
  • Missing: Janet DeFelice

    Missing: Janet DeFelice

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:22 PM EST2015-11-04 01:22:42 GMT
    Janet DeFelice was born on September 8, 1918. On the early morning of June 1, 2007, DeFelice was moved into her son's home in the 5200 block of Santa Rita Ranch Road in rural Templeton and was reported missing shortly after.
    Janet DeFelice was born on September 8, 1918. On the early morning of June 1, 2007, DeFelice was moved into her son's home in the 5200 block of Santa Rita Ranch Road in rural Templeton and was reported missing shortly after.
  • Missing: Jaime Delgado Cortes

    Missing: Jaime Delgado Cortes

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:20 PM EST2015-11-04 01:20:54 GMT
    Relatives reported Jaime Delgado Cortes missing to the Paso Robles Police Department on July 10, 2007 after they had not heard from him since 2002. 
    Relatives reported Jaime Delgado Cortes missing to the Paso Robles Police Department on July 10, 2007 after they had not heard from him since 2002. 
  • Missing: Greer Eugene Coursey

    Missing: Greer Eugene Coursey

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:18 PM EST2015-11-04 01:18:02 GMT
    Greer Eugene Coursey was born on March 27, 1960 and was a resident of rural San Luis Obispo County. He was reported missing in June of 2007 after California State Parks rangers found his vehicle abandoned at Humboldt Redwood State Park.
    Greer Eugene Coursey was born on March 27, 1960 and was a resident of rural San Luis Obispo County. He was reported missing in June of 2007 after California State Parks rangers found his vehicle abandoned at Humboldt Redwood State Park.
  • Missing: George Carpenter

    Missing: George Carpenter

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:16 PM EST2015-11-04 01:16:48 GMT
    George Carpenter was reported missing to the San Luis Obispo Police Department on December 23, 2009 after he left to take his dog to Laguna Lake Park but never returned home.
    George Carpenter was reported missing to the San Luis Obispo Police Department on December 23, 2009 after he left to take his dog to Laguna Lake Park but never returned home.
  • Missing: Ernest Soares

    Missing: Ernest Soares

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:15 PM EST2015-11-04 01:15:16 GMT
    Ernest Soares was born on June 25, 1964. He was reported missing on October 10, 1994. 
    Ernest Soares was born on June 25, 1964. He was reported missing on October 10, 1994. 
  • Missing: Dorothy Vivian Autrey

    Missing: Dorothy Vivian Autrey

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:13 PM EST2015-11-04 01:13:55 GMT
    Dorothy Vivian Autrey was born on December 28, 1923. On the late evening of February 21, 2008, her grandson, Matthew Levine, reported her missing from her Cayucos home. 
    Dorothy Vivian Autrey was born on December 28, 1923. On the late evening of February 21, 2008, her grandson, Matthew Levine, reported her missing from her Cayucos home. 
  • Missing: Claudia Castro

    Missing: Claudia Castro

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:12 PM EST2015-11-04 01:12:20 GMT
    Claudia Castro's parents reported her missing to the Paso Robles Police Department on September 15, 2004. They had dropped her off at school that day and last talked to her by phone that evening.
    Claudia Castro's parents reported her missing to the Paso Robles Police Department on September 15, 2004. They had dropped her off at school that day and last talked to her by phone that evening.
  • Missing: Carlos Amendos Herriford

    Missing: Carlos Amendos Herriford

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 8:09 PM EST2015-11-04 01:09:12 GMT
    Carlos Amendos Herriford was born on April 11, 1975. He was last seen on October 13, 1995. 
    Carlos Amendos Herriford was born on April 11, 1975. He was last seen on October 13, 1995. 
  • Missing: Hugh Frederick Harlin

    Missing: Hugh Frederick Harlin

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 5:27 PM EST2015-11-03 22:27:08 GMT
    Hugh Frederick HarlinHugh Frederick Harlin
    Hugh Frederick Harlin was born on July 31, 1935 and lived in rural Morro Bay. He was last seen on November 1, 1986 at approximately 9:00 a.m. as he was leaving his home. 
    Hugh Frederick Harlin was born on July 31, 1935 and lived in rural Morro Bay. He was last seen on November 1, 1986 at approximately 9:00 a.m. as he was leaving his home. 
  • KSBY Investigates: Kristin Smart disappearance

    KSBY Investigates: Kristin Smart disappearance

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 10:10 PM EDT2015-05-21 02:10:26 GMT

    May 25th marks the 19th anniversary of the day Cal Poly student, Kristin Denise Smart, went missing.

    May 25th marks the 19th anniversary of the day Cal Poly student, Kristin Denise Smart, went missing.

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