Details of Disappearance Puente was last seen driving away from the Longhorn Bar & Grill near Friars and Mission Gorge Roads at 11:00 p.m. on March 28, 2017. She had gone out with friends after work. She has never been heard from again.
Her vehicle, a black four-door 2013 Hyundai with the California license plate number 6XRP212, was found abandoned in the 5000 block of Santa Cruz Avenue near Bacon Street in Ocean Beach, California on April 5. Her wallet, keys identification were locked inside the vehicle.
The car had three tickets on it; the first time it was ticketed was 6:00 a.m. on March 29. A photo of it is posted with this case summary. Puente was a regular patron at some bars in Ocean Beach, and she has previously been comfortable making friends with homeless people and travelers.
It's uncharacteristic of Puente to leave without warning or to not show up at her job, which she had held for about fifteen years. Her disappearance remains unsolved.
- San Diego Police Department
Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated December 22, 2019; details of disappearance updated.