The mother and father of Sarah Alarid hold a poster on Friday, Jan. 4, 2012, after she disappeared after a friend's New Year's Eve party in Canyon Country.
Family and friends of a 19-year-old Canyon Country woman were asking for the public’s help to locate her after she was last seen leaving a New Year’s Eve party with no money and little gas in her silver Ford Focus hatchback.
Sarah Alarid was last seen leaving a friend's party on Poppy Meadow Street in the Shadow Pines area of Canyon Country around 3 a.m. New Year's Day. Media reports said she had been seen after arguing with a former boyfriend. The family on Friday said the man was not a boyfriend, but only a friend who she had gone to the party with along with the man's sister.
“She never came home,” her mother, Laura, told NBC4. “She said she was coming home. She never showed up.”
Family friend Brittney Mitre said that when Alarid disappeared she had no money and little gas in her car and that neither her cell phone nor her credit cards have been used since her disappearance.
“It's not like her to run off,'' Amanda Angle of Canyon Country, a woman helping in the search to find Alarid told The Santa Clarita Valley Signal.
Alarid, who is described as white and Latino, is 5 feet 4 inches tall, between 110 and 120 pounds and has green-gray eyes and reddish brown hair.
Friends said she left the party in a 2002 silver Ford Focus with the license plate number 4WXE747.
The Los Angeles County sheriff's Homicide Bureau was handling the investigation and a missing persons detective has been assigned to the case, according to the watch commander at the sheriff's Santa Clarita Valley Station.
Volunteers have been distributing fliers in the area where Alarid disappeared asking for information that could help locate her.
Anyone with information about Alarid's whereabouts was asked to call sheriff's Detective Tammy Abraham at (323) 890-5502.
City News Service contributed to this report.