Search for Missing Woman to Expand to Angeles National Forest

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PLACENTIA, Calif. (KTLA) — Authorities were expected to send search crews into the Angeles National Forest on Thursday to look for an Orange County woman who disappeared after leaving her home in Placentia more than a week ago.

Missing Woman Shameca Lewis Johnson
Shameca Lewis Johnson, 24

Shameca Lewis Johnson, 24, was last seen in the 1500 block of Sierra Bonita Drive on Aug. 20 between noon and 2 p.m., according to the Placentia Police Department.

Johnson may have gone hiking in the Buckhorn Flats area above La Canada Flintridge, according to family members.

Johnson’s cell phone was not working and she left behind her personal belongings, according to police.

Friends said Johnson may have been depressed and suffered from migraines.

She was described as 5 feet 3 inches tall with red hair and brown eyes. Johnson weighed 105 pounds and was possibly wearing a black tank top, khaki pants, plastic multi-colored bracelets, a “chain mail” bracelet, silver thumb ring, a tan leather wallet on a chain and a dark-colored CamelBak backpack.

An image from the Facebook page Help Find Shameca Johnson shows various shots of her.

A Facebook page – Help Find Shameca Johnson – was set up by her parents to distribute information and possibly get leads on her whereabouts. The page stated that Johnson had a tattoo of music notes on her left bicep, reading “beautiful immortal,” and a three-leaf clover tattoo behind her left ear.

“She loves the outdoors, music and dance,” the page stated.

One Facebook post on the page encouraged musicians to play outside, saying the likelihood of finding Johnson would increase “if she hears music.”

Authorities asked that anyone with information on Johnson’s disappearance contact the Placentia Police Department at 714-993-8187.

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