Lauren Ysabel Pena

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Above Images: Pena, circa 2014

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 11, 2014 from Kernville, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 13, 1982
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Light purple clothes. Carrying a small backpack.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Pena was last seen in Kernville, California on February 11, 2014. She has never been heard from again. On February 17, her car was found abandoned in the parking lot of McNally's Fairview Lodge near the Kern River, north of Bakersfield, California. Witnesses reported that she asked about a specific trailhead in the area. She was carrying a backpack at the time, but didn't have adequate supplies for the terrain she apparently wanted to hike on, and wasn't dressed for the winter weather. An extensive search turned up no sign of her. Her case remains unsolved.

    Pena is from San Diego, California, and San Diego County police are assisting with the investigation into her disappearance.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tulare County Sheriff's Department
    559-733-6218

    OR
    San Diego County Sheriff's Department
    858-974-2143

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Facebook Page for the Tulare County Sheriff's Department
    NBC San Diego
    Tulare County Sheriff's Department
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updpated April 11, 2015; casefile added.

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