A Los Angeles woman who disappeared Sunday was found alive Wednesday afternoon, a police official confirmed.
Laura Lynne Stacy, 28, was found walking along Highway 14 toward Agua Dulce in the Antelope Valley shortly before 2:30 p.m, according to Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Officer Aareon Jefferson.
The investigation briefly touched Santa Clarita after the woman’s cell phone was found at Golden Valley Park in Canyon Country Monday morning, according to Sgt. Brian Shreves of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
A person close to Stacy reported her missing to the Los Angeles Police Department on Jan. 22, Public Information Officer Liliana Preciado confirmed. An informational bulletin describing Stacy as a 5-foot 8-inch tall, 130-pound white woman with blond hair and blue eyes was sent to regional police agencies shortly after.
LAPD flyers attached to light standards and walls at Golden Valley Park claimed the woman was last seen on Jan. 22 near the 3600 block of Barham Boulevard in Los Angeles, driving a 2005 black Acura TL with Colorado license plate No. of 597WFD.
Sheriff’s deputies patrolling the Santa Clarita area were instructed to report anyone who matches the missing woman’s description and to generally keep watch for her, Shreves said.
The search into Stacy’s whereabouts moved from Santa Clarita and into the Antelope Valley Tuesday night after Lancaster Sheriff’s Station deputies located the woman’s vehicle near 97th Street East and Avenue E.
A call was made to LAPD after it was determined the abandoned black sedan with Colorado plates had indeed matched the missing person bulletin sent to local police stations.
“It was locked,” Detective Tim O’Quinn of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau said of Stacy’s car.
“Nothing suspicious was seen in or around the vehicle.”
The Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue team was asked to assist in combing areas of the Antelope Valley Wednesday morning for clues into what may have happened to the woman, but no evidence had been found to support the idea Stacy could be near the vehicle, Lancaster Station Sgt. Steve Upton explained.
“At this point, what we’re doing is a grid search,” O’Quinn said.
“We’ve got a number of reserve deputies on this end conducting a search.”
The detective charged with assisting his Los Angeles Police colleagues with finding Stacy did confirm people may have spotted the woman between Sunday and Monday.
The Colorado native’s father spoke to reporters during a Wednesday press conference.
“I just want to thank all the people that are providing information,” Steve Stacy said.
At 2:26 p.m., a report of a person with possible exposure to heat or cold was received by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, spokeswoman Vanessa Lozano said.
Units responding to the scene found a patient who was extremely dehydrated, Lozano said.
Her condition was unknown, but she was transported to a local hospital.