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sarahalarid010413bUpdated 2:45 p.m.

The body found has been identified as Sarah Alarid, said Lt. Dave Dolson of the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau.  Sarah Alarid’s body was found near her vehicle, which was located by the Sheriff’s Department’s aero bureau at around 9:15 a.m.

“It appears that Miss Alarid was ejected from the vehicle,” Dolson said. “All indications are at this time that there was no foul play involved.”


Update 1:30 p.m.

Mike Alarid, Sarah Alarid’s father was escorted into the area by a Fire Department official in a black Cadillac Escalade, and then he and Brian Alarid, Sarah’s uncle, were taken by a patrol car to the scene at the 7.98 marker of Sand Canyon Road.


Sheriff's Lt. Dave Dolson confirms the victim's identity Wednesday. | Photo: Perry Smith

Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Dolson confirms the victim’s identity Wednesday. | Photo: Perry Smith

Update Noon:

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Steve Whitmore has confirmed that the car found is registered to 19-year-old missing person Sarah Alarid.

A body was found at the scene but has not yet been identified. Homicide detectives are currently investigating.

Though the car had gone off the road, no skid marks were seen near where the car was found.

Sarah Alarid was reported missing after attending New Year’s Eve gathering at a friend’s house. She was driving a 2002 Ford Focus at the time.

More than 150 people, including deputies on the ground and in helicopters, search for Alarid in the days after her disappearance.


alaridcar010913Update 11:10 a.m.

According to Sheriff’s Department officials, the silver car was registered to missing person Sarah Alarid. Alarid was last seen leaving a party around 3 a.m. on New Year’s Day.


Original report:

A silver car registered to Sarah Alarid, 19, of Canyon Country, was discovered by the LASD Aero Bureau Wednesday morning, according to Sheriff’s Department officials.

The car was found in a deep ravine near Sand Canyon Road and the Santa Clara Truck Trail in the Angeles National Forest.

Alarid has been missing since New Year’s Day.  Homicide detectives are on scene.


Photo by Rick McClure

Photo by Rick McClure

Photo by Rick McClure

Photo by Rick McClure




Photo: LASD

Photo: LASD



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  1. Kevin Martin says:

    I’m the meteorologist that issued the private Freeze Warnings for Black
    Ice in that area on New Years Eve. NOAA did not issue a thing for that
    area. I took control of what they should have done to warn those people.

    Senior Meteorologist

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