Body Recovered Near Paradise Cove in Malibu ID’d as Missing 30-Year-Old Woman, LASD Says

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A body recovered off the coast of Malibu by divers Thursday was positively identified as a 30-year-old Colorado woman who vanished a week ago, authorities said.

Jennifer Michelle Lorber appears in an image released by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department on May 25, 2019.
Jennifer Michelle Lorber appears in an image released by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department on May 25, 2019.

Jennifer Michelle Lorber’s remains were located approximately 225 feet from the Paradise Cove Shoreline just before 9 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A family member made the identification after the body was transported to the L.A. County coroner’s office, a sheriff’s news release stated.

A cause of death was not immediately released, and investigators have not said whether foul play was suspected. It is also not known when she died.

Lorber was last seen in the Malibu area last Thursday around 11 p.m., after she flew in to L.A. from Colorado, according to the Sheriff’s Department. She was staying at a motel in the 22000 block of Pacific Coast Highway.

Days after she vanished, Lober’s rental vehicle — a 2018, white Toyota Rav4 SUV — was found along PCH and Paradise Cove.

But since the discovery Sunday around midnight, there had been no trace of the missing woman. Her family was concerned for her wellbeing because she had been diagnosed with depression, officials said.

Officials had been looking for Lober for several days. The search included air and K-9 units, L.A. County Fire Department personnel, county lifeguards and sheriff’s Marina Rescue boat operators.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Pereida at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.


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