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Detective team takes over case of missing Canyon Country woman

Details emerge, including information on the woman’s car

Posted: January 4, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Updated: January 4, 2013 1:17 p.m.

A "missing" poster describing 19-year-old Sarah Alarid is posted near Westfield Valencia Town Center on Friday. Signal photo by Jonathan Pobre

The investigation into the disappearance of a Canyon Country woman on New Year’s Eve has been bumped up to a team of homicide detectives, the detective in charge of missing persons said Friday.

Meantime, more details emerged about the disappearance of Sarah Kaylyn Alarid, 19, who never returned home from a New Year’s Eve party — prompting her parents to file a missing-person report and her friends to post fliers around the Santa Clarita Valley.

“I’m no longer handling this case,” said Missing Persons Detective Tammy Abraham of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“It’s been given to one of our teams so that they can spend more time on it,” she said Friday.

Sgt. Robert Gray and Detective David Gunner of the department’s Homicide Bureau were not in the office Friday afternoon to comment on the case.

The bureau unveiled more details about Alarid’s disappearance Friday, but no solid leads have yet emerged as to her whereabouts, investigators said.

Alarid was last seen leaving a friend’s residence on Poppy Meadow Street in Canyon Country between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Jan. 1, according to information released by the Sheriff’s Department Friday.

She left in a 2002 Ford Focus, silver, four-door, with a faded decal of the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon on the left side of the rear window. The car’s California license plate is 4WXE737.

It has not been seen since she left the party.

Alarid was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, ripped blue jeans, a red sweater and a blue and gray plaid sweater. She is 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighs 110 pounds, and has reddish-brown hair and hazel eyes.

Detectives released detailed information about the missing woman’s identifiable markings, which include tattoos of:

- a gun on her left middle finger.

- a flower on her right middle finger

- a skull on her right shoulder

- three bats on her left calf.

Detectives listed Alarid’s identifiable piercings as:

- two lip piercings

- a tongue piercing

- gauges in both ears.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies scrambled to the area of Whites Canyon Road and Plum Canyon Road on Friday afternoon after receiving reports of a car matching the description of the missing woman’s Ford Focus, but the lead did not pan out, officials said.

Anyone with information about Alarid’s disappearance is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau, Missing Person’s Detail, at (323) 890-5500.
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