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  • Jawbone of Lompoc woman missing since 2001 found in rural SB Co.

    March 23, 2011 2:07 PM

    The Lompoc Police Department says it has found the jawbone of a woman who went missing nearly a decade ago. Dana McPeek went missing on May 3, 2001. Investigators then called her disappearance "suspicious." She was 33 years old at the time. Wednesday morning, officers from the Lompoc... more »
  • Vandenberg leading search for missing kayaker

    June 23, 2010 9:30 PM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base is now leading the search for a missing kayaker who disappeared Saturday afternoon near Gaviota. Both the Coast Guard and Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue teams suspended their searches last night for 32-year -old Sean Fleming. Vandenberg hot shots are conducting ground searches while... more »
  • UCLA dropout could face charges for faked kidnap

    May 19, 2010 12:07 PM

    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - A Glendale woman who authorities say ran away to avoid telling her family she dropped out of college may be charged with lying to police about being kidnapped. Merced police plan to submit a report to prosecutors this week against Nancy Salas for filing a... more »
  • Glendale woman tells police she ran away because of stress

    May 14, 2010 2:07 AM

    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - Police say a Glendale woman whose disappearance sparked a massive search made up a story that she'd been abducted and fled because of stress. Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said Nancy Salas was reunited with her family in Glendale Thursday night. She was last seen around... more »
  • San Luis Obispo Police ask for help to find missing woman

    March 31, 2010 9:48 PM

    San Luis Obispo Police are asking for the public's help to find a missing San Luis Obispo woman. 60-year-old Gloria Howard was last seen in the 1600 block of Toro Street on Tuesday night. Her family has not heard from her since and they say she needs to take... more »
  • Runaway girl returns home safe

    March 25, 2010 10:52 PM

    Santa Maria Police say a 10-year-old girl who had run away from her parents is safe and back at home. Officers were called out to the Target Shopping Center on East Betteravia Thursday afternoon to look for Gina Ponce. They say she had run off after having an argument... more »
  • Missing Lompoc girl now safe at home

    March 17, 2010 1:50 AM

    Lompoc Police Officers say a 17-year-old girl who was reported missing on Monday is now safe at home. The parents of Sandra Velez say she did not return home from Cabrillo High School yesterday. Officers say she did not attend school that day either. On Tuesday, police say she... more »
  • King parents console family of other dead teen

    March 8, 2010 1:21 PM

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - The parents of Chelsea King are consoling the parents of another teen found dead in San Diego County. The remains of 14-year-old Amber Dubois were found Saturday, four days after the presumed body of the 17-year-old King were discovered in a shallow grave. King's... more »
  • Police end search for missing SoCal teen

    March 6, 2010 4:45 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) Police in Escondido say they have found noclues after draining a pond in the search for missing teen Amber Dubois after a woman reported her children found what looked like human hair in a park. Lt. Craig Carter says the search at Kit Carson Park ended... more »
  • Sex offender charged in Chelsea King case

    March 3, 2010 6:05 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 30-year-old sex offender has been charged with murdering a 17-year-old San Diego County girl who vanished after heading off for a run in a park. Prosecutors say John Albert Gardner III also faces a special allegation of rape or attempted rape, and a count... more »
  • Missing California teen's body believed found

    March 2, 2010 7:44 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A body found in a shallow grave Tuesday is believed to be that of 17-year-old Chelsea King, whose disappearance led to the arrest of a registered sex offender, authorities said. The remains were found buried in a park about 10 feet from the shoreline of Lake... more »
  • Family holds out hope for San Diego teen's return

    March 2, 2010 12:03 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities are resuming the search for 17-year-old Chelsea King as her father holds out hope she is still alive. More than 1,000 volunteers and law enforcement officials aided by an FBI dive team searched a lake and nearby park Monday in San Diego County. On... more »
  • Missing Paso Robles woman found unharmed

    February 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    A Paso Robles woman who was missing for about six hours has been found unharmed. Officers say 28-year-old Morgan Handly went missing at about 3:00 a.m. Tuesday. They say she was out with some friends when she went outside for a cigarette and never came back.
  • Search for missing San Luis Obispo man suspended for the day

    January 25, 2010 1:55 PM

    Monterey County Sheriff's say the search for missing San Luis Obispo man, George Carpenter, 74, has been suspended for the day. A Search and Rescue team covered a large area yesterday near Fort Hunter Liggett, where Carpenter's Jeep was discovered on Saturday. Crews said the search was hampered yesterday due... more »
  • Search to resume for missing San Luis Obispo man

    December 31, 2009 1:28 PM

    The family of a missing San Luis Obispo man is not giving up hope. They've organized another search for 74-year-old George Carpenter, who hasn't been seen since taking his black labrador to Laguna Lake Park last Wednesday. Searchers are asked to meet at Laguna Lake at 9 a.m. Friday.... more »
  • Man accused of staying with teenager he met online goes to court

    December 11, 2009 6:10 AM

    The District Attorney's office says the Michigan man who apparently traveled to the Central Coast to see a teenager he met online, is set to be arraigned Friday. 52-year-old Bradford Mitchell was arrested Wednesday on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Investigators say the arrest came... more »
  • San Luis Obispo Police looking for missing 16-year-old girl

    December 9, 2009 1:38 PM

    The San Luis Obispo Police Department is looking for a missing 16-year-old girl. Officers think she may be traveling with 52-year-old Bradford Mitchell, from Michigan. Investigators believe Mitchell traveled from Michigan to San Luis Obispo to meet with her and they may be traveling together back to Michigan. ... more »
  • Police say Cal Poly student took his own life

    December 4, 2009 6:50 PM

    San Luis Obispo Police Captain Ian Parkinson says Cal Poly student Charles Tamae committed suicide. His body was found earlier today on Cerro San Luis. Search and rescue crews began a search of the area after finding Tamae's bike this morning. Police say there is no evidence of foul play... more »
  • Police say student searchers found Tamae's body

    December 4, 2009 6:10 PM

    San Luis Obispo police say the body of 20-year-old Charles Tamae was discovered by fellow students who were participating in the search effort on Cerro San Luis mountain. The students went to a specific location in the area where they knew Tamae liked to visit. Tamae's friends then alerted... more »
  • Police find bicycle believed to belong to missing Cal Poly student

    December 4, 2009 1:27 PM

    A spokesperson for the San Luis Obispo Police Department says searchers have found what they think is missing Cal Poly student Charles Tamae's bicycle. Police found the bike about an hour ago near Serrano Drive at the base of Cerro San Luis, also known as Madonna Mountain. Police have... more »
  • The Coast Guard suspends active search for missing boater

    November 25, 2009 11:56 AM

    The Coast Guard says it suspended its active search for a missing boater Tuesday night. Rescue crews conducted an exhaustive search for the missing young man after officials say the 40-foot boat he was aboard ran aground near Purisima Point Monday night, not far from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Officials... more »
  • Body of missing U.S. soldier found in Afghanistan

    November 11, 2009 12:19 PM

    KABUL (AP) - NATO says the body of a missing U.S. soldier has been found in western Afghanistan. He and another soldier disappeared as they tried to recover airdropped supplies from a river. Local police have said the two were swept away by the river as they tried to recover... more »

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