Remains Found in Santa Monica Mountains ID'd as Mitrice Richardson
Sheriff authorities and the coroner’s office have announced an emergency press conference this morning about Mitrice Richardson, the woman who has been missing for about a year after being released from the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station in Agoura Hills. Although there will be no on-the-record comment until the 9:30 a.m. event, remains found earlier this week in a steep canyon have been confirmed as Richardson's, according to various news sources. Park rangers found her while checking for marijuana plants in a former grow field. Richardson went missing nearly a year ago after an arrest in Malibu, stemming from sheriff's deputies arriving when she didn't pay her $89 bill at a restaurant. They subsequently found a small about of marijuana in her car and booked her. She was released early the next morning with no car or cell phone. Save for a few apparent sightings of her alongside mountain roads, she was never seen again.
Her parents said she shouldn't have been released citing her reported bizarre behavior at the restaurant -- claiming she was from Mars and speaking her own language. Sheriff's officials say she seemed fine when she left the station.