Pearl Pinson Abduction: Search Called Off in Remote Area for Missing Teen

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The mystery over the whereabouts of a missing 15-year-old Bay Area girl deepened after authorities called off an extensive search along the Russian River in Sonoma County.

Pearl Pinson was abducted on Wednesday in Vallejo while walking to a school bus stop near her home. Authorities think Pearl is injured, based on witness accounts and evidence found at the scene of her abduction. The man who authorities believe kidnapped her was killed in a shootout with deputies.

The Solano County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday morning that more than 65 law enforcement and search-and-rescue personnel had been deployed across 25 square miles in the Willow Creek area. But that afternoon, they called off the search. Officials have not said what brought them to the location in the first place.

It remains unclear when the search will resume and at what location.

Click here to read the full story on