Missing Hollywood Hills Woman's Phone And Car Found In Separate Places [Updated]
[Updated: 3:35 p.m.]: The LAPD sent out a release saying that "Laura Stacy has been located and reunited with her family." No other information was provided. Lt. Dionne Watts of the LAPD told KTLA that detectives had found her "walking on the side of the freeway, made contact with her, and verified that it was her." She was then taken to a local hospital for evaluation, and reunited with her parents, who'd flown in from Colorado. It's not immediately known where, exactly, she was found by detectives.
Police have discovered the abandoned car of a missing Hollywood Hills woman in Antelope Valley. However, the car's owner has yet to be found.
Laura Lynne Stacy, 28, was last seen at her apartment in the 3600 block of Barham Boulevard on Sunday, according to a release from the LAPD. On Tuesday, her car—a black Acura TL with Colorado plates—was spotted by a tow truck driver who notified police. The car had been left near 97th Street E and East Avenue E in Antelope Valley. Police say there is no evidence to suggest foul play at this time, KTLA reports.
Stacy's roommate told investigators that she hasn't seen Stacy since Sunday. Similarly, her family said the last time they heard from her was also on Sunday. Stacy's phone was found in a puddle at Golden Valley Park in Santa Clarita on Monday morning, NBC 4 reports. The park is located about 30 miles north of Stacy's apartment. Her car was found over 50 miles northeast of the park.
Stacey's parents, Steve and Marie Stacy, said that their daughter had just moved from Colorado to Los Angeles to pursue work in photography and real estate, as she is studying to become a realtor. They said she is typically in contact with her family, be it her parents or her siblings.
Marie Stacy told ABC 7 that her daughter had mentioned her intention to meet up with a few people regarding job opportunities. Her mother expressed the possibility that Stacy may have been en route to one of those meetings.
Stacy is described as a white woman who is 5'8" and about 130 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information should call the LAPD's Missing Person's Unit at 213-996-1800, and anonymous tips can be submitted via 1-800-222-8477.
"She's sweet, kind, and hopefully she's out there and sees this and calls us," Marcie Stacy told NBC 4.