Arelie Yeraldine Garcia Sanchez

Garcia Sanchez, circa 2022

  • Missing Since 09/22/2022
  • Missing From Salinas, California
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Hispanic
  • Date of Birth 07/22/1997 (26)
  • Age 25 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'5, 130 - 168 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A black hooded sweatshirt and black leggings.
  • Associated Vehicle(s) Red Honda Accord (accounted for)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Garcia Sanchez has a dermal piercing on her chest, and a cleft in her chin. She wears contact lenses. She may use the name Ari Garcia.

Details of Disappearance

Garcia Sanchez was last seen in Salinas, California at 6:34 a.m. on September 22, 2022. She left her apartment on Roosevelt Street, where she lived with her mother, to drive to her job at a Chevrolet car dealership. She normally left home for work at 7:30 a.m. and it's not clear why she left early on this day; she also wasn't wearing the sort of clothes she would have worn to owrk. She never arrived at work and has never been heard from again.

The last place Garcia Sanchez's cellular phone pinged was in the Big Sur area, about an hour's drive from Salinas. Her red Honda Accord was found there, parked on the side of Highway 1 near the Little Sue River. The car was locked, the keys were in the ignition, Garcia Sanchez's cellular phone and wallet were inside it, and there were no indications of foul play.

Garcia Sanchez was close to her family prior to her disappearance and they can't think of a reason why she would have wanted to leave. The circumstances of her disappearance are unclear.

Investigating Agency

  • Salinas Police Department 831-775-4240

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 6, 2023; casefile added.