Desiree Nicole Thompson


Thompson, circa 2012

  • Missing Since 01/07/2012
  • Missing From California City, California
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Black
  • Age 30 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female.

Details of Disappearance

Thompson disappeared from California City, California  on January 7, 2012. In March 2022, acting on a tip, authorities searched the former home of Jose William Lara and found human remains in the backyard and blood inside the master bedroom.

The remains were identified as Thompson's, and Lara has been charged with first-degree murder in her case. Investigators believe he stabbed her to death.

Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 23, 2022; case resolved.