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Nurse And Former Reality Contestant Missing After Attending Birthday Party

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Lisa Marie Naegle. The image on the right is a still from surveillance footage from the night she disappeared. (Photo via Facebook)
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Police are looking for a nurse and former reality show contestant who disappeared after attending a birthday party in Torrance on Saturday night. Lisa Marie Naegle, 36, of San Pedro may be familiar to fans of Bridalplasty, a 2010 E! reality show that stared 12 women all competing to win plastic surgery and their perfect wedding. Naegle made it to the seventh episode of the 10-episode series. Naegle now works as a registered nurse.

On Saturday night, Naegle told her husband, Derek Harryman, she was going to a friend's 40th birthday party at Alpine Village Restaurant in Torrance, KTLA reports. At about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Naegle called her husband and told him she was leaving the party and would be home after picking up something to eat. Harryman said she sounded "really, really drunk," on the phone, according to the Daily Breeze. Harryman went to sleep, but found the house empty when he awoke in the morning. Not only had Naegle never returned home, but she also failed to show up to teach her scheduled nursing classes at West Los Angeles College on Sunday.

Harryman said that his wife did not drive to the party herself, and that her car remains at home. But how she left the party is somewhat murky. Her family believes that she left the party with a male nursing student, according to ABC 7. Naegle's sister, Danielle Naegle-Kaimona, told ABC 7 that a friend sent her photos of her sister and the student at the party, and surveillance footage from the restaurant shows the pair getting into a black SUV together. Other surveillance footage indicates that they stopped at a gas station. Yet Naegle-Kaimona also said that the student changed his story to imply that he did not leave the party with her sister. Another version of events has the student claiming Naegle wanted to go to an after-party, but that he did not attend the party with her.

Harryman said he tried to active the Find My iPhone app on her phone remotely, but was not able to do so. Calling Naegle's phone goes straight to voicemail.

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Harryman told KTLA that it's unlike his wife to miss work and not call anyone, and her sister said that Naegle is the kind of person who frequently "checks in," so it's odd that she hasn't.

"[Naegle] is a caring, loving, responsible person who is very dedicated to her husband, her family and her friends. This is highly unlike her to not be in contact with her family, specifically not coming home. She would never miss work," Justin Sukeena, a friend Harryman's, tells LAist.

Police have questioned one man in connection to Naegle's disappearance at this time, according to NBC Los Angeles. He is not being considered a suspect, but a person of interest at this time.

Naegle's family has since created a Facebook page to help find her. Lisa Marie Naegle is 5'6" and about 145 pounds with ash blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black top, cream skirt, black tights and black shoes. Anyone with information should contact the LAPD Harbor Division at 310-726-7700.