Monique Joyce Krewedl

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Above Images: Krewedl, circa 2014

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 16, 2014 from Ventura, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 18, 1957
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Gray hair, brown eyes. Krewedl has breast implants. She has a hysterectomy scar and a tattoo of a hummingbird on her abdomen.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue tank top and blue jeans.
  • Medical Conditions: Krewedl had previously had a heart attack and has a stent implanted. She also suffered a brain aneurism. She takes several medications for her conditions but is otherwise in good health.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Krewedl was last seen in Ventura, California on May 16, 2014. She was accompanied by her brother, 63-year-old Richard Martin Smith, at the time of her disappearance; a photo of him is posted below this case summary. They left Channel Island Marina in their recently purchased 34-foot sailboat, the Xiao Xiang. It's navy blue and white with blue sails. A photo of it is posted below this case summary. Smith and Krewedl planned to sail to northern California, but they never arrived and their families reported them missing. An extensive search turned up no sign of them.

    On August 4, Smith's body was found washed ashore on the beach at San Miguel Island in Santa Barbara County, California. This is sixty miles from Ventura. It wasn't identified until April 2015. Because of the level of decomposition, the cause of death could not be determined; however, authorities said there was no reason to suspect foul play. There was no sign of Krewedl or the Xiao Xiang. Her fate remains unknown.

    Smith Boat
    Left: Richard Martin Smith;
    Right: The Xiao Xiang

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
    916-874-5467

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
    Facebook Page for Monique Krewedl
    Fox 40

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 30, 2015; casefile added.

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