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Teen Missing After New Year’s Eve Party

missing-girlPolice are searching for a 19-year-old girl who was last seen leaving a New Year’s Eve party in Santa Clarita.

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CANYON COUNTRY, Calif. (KTLA)  — It was a night of silence in solidarity at Todd Longshore Park in Canyon Country.

People gathered to remember 19-year-old Sarah Alarid, and her family members thanked the community for endless support during the last week of uncertainty.

The young woman disappeared after she left a New Year’s Eve party in the early morning hours.

Investigators finally found her car and her body 200 feet down a ravine off Sand Canyon Road on Wednesday.

Sky 5 was overhead when members of the L.A. County Coroner’s Office, Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene.

People did not want the search for Sarah to end this way.

“We didn’t know her, but we got the flyer on my door,” said one local resident named Teresa, who attended the vigil.

“We’ve been praying for her and watching the story on the news and the kids wanted to come out and show support.”

The community mobilized quickly to help spread the word about Sarah’s disappearance, distributing thousands and thousands of flyers around town.

The frantic search also became a top story on local news.

Now, her body has been found. But what factors led to Sarah Alarid plunging off a mountain road?

“It appears to be a traffic accident,” said Lt. Dave Dolson, of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

“Once we make the final determination that we don’t believe any foul play was involved, we’ll hand the investigation over to the California Highway Patrol,” he added.

An autopsy will be performed on Alarid to determine the exact cause of death.

SAND CANYON (KTLA) – The body of Sarah Alarid, the Canyon Country teen who has been missing since leaving a New Year’s Eve party, was found on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old left the party around 3 a.m., telling friends she was headed home.

But when she never arrived, family members notified authorities and the search began.

It ended Wednesday morning when Alarid’s body, and her silver Ford Focus hatchback, were found 200 feet down a ravine off Sand Canyon Road near the Bear Divide Access Road and Little Tujunga Canyon Road.

Elizabeth Espinosa Reports.

SAND CANYON (KTLA) – The body of Sarah Alarid, the Canyon Country teen who has been missing since leaving a New Year’s Eve party, was found on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old left the party around 3 a.m., telling friends she was headed home.

But when she never arrived, family members notified authorities and the search began.

It ended Wednesday morning when Alarid’s body, and her silver Ford Focus hatchback, were found 200 feet down a ravine off Sand Canyon Road near the Bear Divide Access Road and Little Tujunga Canyon Road.

Investigators from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office were dispatched to the scene, along with LA County Fire and the LA County Sheriff’s Department.

“We have confirmation that it is the missing girl from Canyon Country,” said Lt. Dave Dolson of the LA County Sheriff’s Department.

“All indications are right now that it’s an accident scene.  There’s no indication of foul play, but investigators are still processing the scene.”

Sarah Alarid’s parents Mike and Laura Alarid, who had gone to the scene of a reported shallow grave in Big Tujunga Canyon earlier in the morning, went instead to the scene above the ravine on Sand Canyon Road where Sarah’s car was recovered.

The family later thanked everyone who participated in the search for the well-loved teenager.

“We want to say Thank You to all the friends, family and the community of Sarah Alarid. Your support has been amazing. Our gratitude towards everyone’s efforts can not be expressed enough along with the generous donations from the community.

Special thanks to all the volunteers, facebook community, fire fighters, search and rescue, law enforcement authorities, media, local business owners, and… the entire community for all the support!

Everyone has been asking how they can help, we need help taking down the posters and flyers through the streets of Santa Clarita and surrounding areas.

We love and miss Sarah very much! Please respect the family’s time of grieving. Not only is this a tragedy for the family but also for the community and we understand that. Comfort and prayers are needed now for all.”

The family is holding a candle light vigil tonight at 8:00pm at  Todd Longshore Park 28151 White Canyon Road in Canyon County.

NEWHALL, Calif. (KTLA) — Family and friends of Sarah Alarid continue to search daily for the missing teen who vanished a week ago after a New Year’s Eve party in Santa Clara.

The 19-year-old left the party around 3 a.m., saying she was going home, according to friends.

She was driving a 2002 silver Ford Focus hatchback, license plate No. 4WXE737.

Loved-ones led by Sarah’s father, Mike Alarid, combed areas of Newhall Tuesday.

“We just need to find that car. It doesn’t make sense for it to disappear like that with as much ground as we’ve covered,” Mr. Alarid said.

Sarah’s family is exhausted and frustrated with the lack of clues in their daughter’s disappearance.

“Just hold on Sarah, just come home. Give us a sign of something,” said Laura Alarid, Sarah’s mother.

Friends of Sarah tell KTLA News that the party she attended on New Year’s Eve prior to her disappearance was held at 29115 Poppy Meadow St. in Canyon Country.

Sarah was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, ripped blue jeans, a red sweater and a blue and gray plaid sweater.

She is 5′ 05″, 110 lbs., has reddish brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station.

The search continues for a teenage girl who has been missing since leaving a New Year’s Eve party in Santa Clarita.  Stefan Chase reports.

Family and friends joined the search continues for a teenage girl who has been missing since leaving a New Year s Eve party in Santa Clarita.  Christina Pascucci reports.

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KTLA) — The search continues for a teenage girl who has been missing since leaving a New Year’s Eve party in Santa Clarita.

Sarah Alarid, 19, of Canyon Country, left the party around 3 a.m., saying she was going home, according to friends.

She was driving a 2002 silver Ford Focus hatchback, license plate No. 4WXE737.

Friends of Sarah tell KTLA News that the party she attended on New Year’s Eve prior to her disappearance was held at 29115 Poppy Meadow St. in Canyon Country.

Saturday (Jan. 5) friends and family once again took to the streets, passing out updated flyers made by the LA County Sheriff’s Department regarding Alarid’s disappearance.

Stefan Chase has the latest on the efforts to locate the young woman.

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KTLA) — The search continues for a teenage girl who has been missing since leaving a New Year’s Eve party in Santa Clarita.

Sarah Alarid, 19, of Canyon Country, left the party around 3 a.m., saying she was going home, according to friends.

She was driving a 2002 silver Ford Focus hatchback, license plate No. 4WXE737.

The car has a faded decal of the pink cancer ribbon on the left side of the rear window

The party was at a friend’s house on on Poppy Meadow Street in Santa Clarita.

Sarah was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, ripped blue jeans, a red sweater and a blue and gray plaid sweater.

She is 5′ 05″, 110 lbs., has reddish brown hair and hazel eyes.

“We started out putting out flyers and putting out a methodical grid from where she was last seen,” her father, Mike Alarid, said.

“As people are coming in we just keep sending them out to certain locations so we can document and check off where we’ve been.”

“She was with friends,” Mr. Alarid said.

“They’re all helping, they’re all looking for her. She just left the party saying she wanted to come home.”

According to her father, Sarah’s last phone call was at 3:41 a.m.

“That’s not like her,” he said.

“She’s always communicating with someone, whether it’s with us or her friends. We haven’t heard anything from her since that point.”

He said the family plans to start a Facebook page to get the word out, and they’re working on organizing a large search effort this weekend.

Sarah has tattoo of a gun on her left middle finger, a tattoo of a flower on her right middle finger, a tattoo of a skull on her right shoulder, a tattoo of three bats on her left calf, a tattoo of a moon containing the face of the character “Oogie Boogie” from the Nightmare Before Christmas movie on her right calf, under the moon on her right calf is two trees covered in some fog, a tattoo of a red and black sun on her inner left forearm.

She also has two lip piercings, a tongue piercing and ear gauges in both ears.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station at 661 255-1121.

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KTLA) — Police are looking for a 19-year-old girl who was last seen leaving a New Year’s Eve party in Santa Clarita.

Friends say Sarah Alarid, of Canyon Country, left the party alone around 3 a.m, saying she was going home.

She was driving a 2002 silver Ford Focus hatchback, license plate No. 4WXE737.

The party was at a friend’s house near Soledad Canyon Road and Shadow Pines.

Friends who were with Sarah at the party say nothing out the ordinary happened that night, and they knew everyone who was around.

Her mother is holding on to hope that Sarah will be home soon.

“I know you’re a strong girl, I know you are,” she said. “This is unusual. This is not Sarah,” she added.

“She couldn’t have gone far with what she had in gas, that’s what I was told. We’ll find you, Sarah, we will. We won’t let you down.”

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station at 661 255-1121.

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