Details of Disappearance
Fernandez was last seen in Los Angeles, California on December 23, 2016. He left home with his girlfriend, Olivia Hannah Gonzalez, and their two dogs, in a tan 2002 Honda Civic Del Sol with the California license plate number 5VUD295. A photo of Gonzalez is posted with this case summary.
They were last seen when they stopped in Cambria, California and made a purchase at a store and gas station. They were going to the Big Sur area and were expected back on Christmas Day, but they never returned.
On January 3, the couple's vehicle was found wrecked at the base of a 325-foot cliff off the side of the Pacific Coast Highway near Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County, California. Gonzalez's body and the body of one of the dogs was inside the car; they'd been killed in the crash. The second dog's body was found a few days later.
There was no sign of Fernandez and an extensive search turned up no indication of his whereabouts. Police think he was probably also fatally injured and his body was ejected from the vehicle into the water and washed away. It has never been found.