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UPDATE: Body of 19-year-old woman missing since New Year's found

A photo of 19-year-old Sarah Alarid, who went missing on New Year's.
A photo of 19-year-old Sarah Alarid, who went missing on New Year's.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

UPDATE 4p.m.:

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday confirmed that the body found in an Angeles National Forest ravine is that of a 19-year old Santa Clarita woman who went missing since New Year’s Day.

Investigators found Sarah Alarid’s  car off San Canyon Road near the Bear Divide Access Road this Wednesday morning shortly before they found her body.

Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says there were no signs of foul play.

“The body was found near the car in the same general area,” Whitmore explained. And because it appears to be a traffic accident, the California Highway Patrol will handle that investigation.”

On the day she went missing, Alarid apparently had an argument with her ex-boyfriend at a party and left in her car. The party was in the Shadow Pines neighborhood of Canyon Country.


Authorities found Sarah Alarid's body near her car, which apparently plunged hundreds of feet off a mountain cliff north of Los Angeles. Sheriff's officials confirmed it was Alarid Wednesday afternoon.

Los Angeles County fire officials say the car was reported off of Sand Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Her family says Alarid was last seen leaving a party in a Ford Focus before dawn on New Year's Day. The crash site is several miles southeast of the Canyon Country area of Santa Clarita, where Alarid was last seen.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled Alarid's name in one instance.