Kaya Lee Birch

Birch, circa 2017; Rose tattoo on Birch's neck

  • Missing Since 11/22/2017
  • Missing From Los Angeles, California
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 11/18/1992 (27)
  • Age 25 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'6, 115 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A white fur coat, black jeans and multiple pieces of jewelry.
  • Medical Conditions Birch suffered a head injury prior to her disappearance and has a bump on the top of her head as a result. Her family believes her head injury may have made her disoriented and paranoid.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Birch's ears are pierced multiple times each. She has previously had her lip pierced multiple times, but those holes have closed. Birch has the following tattoos: a black unicorn on her left tricep, the outline of a black rose on her neck behind her ear, a black star by her left ear, dots on all her fingers between the fingernail and joint, and a safety pin on the underside of her left forearm. A photo of the rose tattoo is posted with this case summary. Birch may use the alias names Kaya Rose Birch and/or Sky Rose Birch.

Details of Disappearance

Birch was born in California and grew up in the midwestern United States. For about six years prior to her disappearance, she lived in Antwerp, Belgium and in Berlin, Germany, studying art and working in the fashion and modeling industries.

She moved to Los Angeles, California in 2017, but after some traumatic life events she withdrew from everyone and disappeared. She disappeared from Los Angeles on November 22, 2017. The police in Virginia made contact with her in February 2018, but Birch was not recovered at this time.

Birch's family believes she may be living "off the grid" as a homeless person. She is a gifted makeup artist and may change her appearance using makeup. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Los Angeles Police Department 877-275-5273

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 29, 2019; details of disappearance updated.